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New framework to help shape the future of sport and recreation

The aim of developing a strategic framework for sport and recreation in Victoria is to strengthen the system and identify how the broader economic, health and community benefits arising from the sector can be maximised.  This framework will set out the outcomes the Victorian Government wants to achieve through sport and recreation. A discussion paper and background … Continue reading

NDIS Quality and Safeguarding Framework

The NDIS Quality and Safeguarding Framework provides a nationally consistent approach to help empower and support NDIS participants to exercise choice and control, while ensuring appropriate safeguards are in place and establishes expectations for providers and their staff to deliver high quality supports. The NDIS Quality and Safeguarding Framework is designed to ensure high quality … Continue reading

What are human rights?

This animation will help you understand what human rights are and why they are important in your work with people with disability.  This short video is part of the ‘Human rights and you’ training program designed for frontline staff and supervisors.

National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Costs

The Heads of Agreement between the Commonwealth and the States and Territories (States) on the NDIS stated that the Commission would undertake a review of scheme costs in 2017. This review is intended to inform the final design of the full scheme, prior to its commencement. The study will examine issues including: the sustainability of … Continue reading

 Capacity Building Coordinator

6 month contract at 0.8 EFT Psychiatric Disability Services of Victoria (VICSERV) is a membership – based organisation and is the peak body representing community managed mental health services in Victoria. As the peak body we pursue the development and reform of mental health services. The PECCC Capacity Building Coordinator will collaborate with Project team … Continue reading

Human rights toolkit for women and girls with disability

This toolkit has been developed by women and girls with disability to achieve change in   lives of other women and girls with disability through learning about human rights. The toolkit contains a series of Position Statements exploring the priority issues that women and girls with disability have identified as most important to them such as violence; … Continue reading

A decade of breakthroughs in disability rights

Ten years ago, the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities was successfully negotiated by the very people whose lives it would touch. Today, people with disabilities have gone from being an excluded group to a force that is making the world a more inclusive place.

Human Rights Oration 2016

The Human Rights Oration was held on 7 December 2016, with a keynote address presented by former federal Disability Discrimination Commissioner and human rights advocate Graeme Innes AO followed by a panel discussion. Maryanne Diamond, the General Manager of Media, Communications and Engagement at the National Disability Insurance Agency; musician Neill Duncan; and Juliet Bourke, … Continue reading

Transforming services and lives

Aoife O’Toole works for Cheshire Ireland who provide services to 295 adults with disabilities across Ireland. In 2011, Cheshire closed two congregate care settings and has transformed services to create and maintain individualised support options for people in the community. Aoife shares the changes that are possible for people with a disability when agencies commit … Continue reading