Minister for Housing, Disability and Ageing, Minister for Mental Health, Minister for Equality, Minister for Creative Industries
Martin Foley MP has responsibility for the social justice portfolios of Housing, Disability and Ageing, Mental Health, Equality as well as Creative Industries in the Andrews Labor Government.
He has been a Member of Parliament since 2007 and is proud to be Victoria’s first Equality Minister, advancing the rights of LGBTI people.
Having previously worked in the public housing sector, community development and in protecting the rights of working people, Mr Foley is excited by the challenge of transformational reform for people with disability through the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).
Together, these portfolios are linked by a generational opportunity to look beyond narrow responses to addressing disadvantage.
Mr Foley will also spearhead Creative Victoria, the Victorian Government’s vision to link the arts and creative industries into a more effective cultural organisation and expand its role as an economic driver at the heart of Victoria’s future.
He holds a BA (Hons) in History and Politics from Monash University and a Master of Commerce (Hons) from the University of Melbourne.
Mr Foley is a member of the St Kilda Football Club and hopes to see a premiership in his lifetime. He is a cricket tragic, destined to be stranded on a single century after too many innings.
Opening address: Tracking the Victorian transition to the NDIS
Friday 15th September, 2017: 9:50am - 10:10am
Negotiations with the Commonwealth are ongoing as state funded disability support services are transitioning to the NDIS. It’s a messy and complex process and we’ll hear a quick update on how things are going and how the Victorian Government is planning to bridge the gaps in service provision for those who are not eligible for the NDIS.