Youth Facilitator for the Enabling Young Women Program

Closing date: August 23, 2017

Women with Disabilties Victoria and South Gippsland Shire Council are running the “Enabling Young Women”leadership program in Gippsland region October 2017. The program is a 6 week (1 day per week) leadership program empowering a group of young women with disabilities ages 15-25. The program aims to build upon the participants’ natural leadership skills, their self-confidence, … Continued

New Inspection Powers for Disability Services Commissioner

The commencement of the Disability Amendment Act 2017 provides for a new power of inspection by DSC Authorised Officers for the purpose of responding to reports of abuse and neglect.

A number of senior staff at DSC have been appointed to this position and they are immediately available to inspect disability service providers where concerns have been raised. DSC Authorised Officers have the power to visit and inspect Victorian disability service provider’s premises, effective immediately.

National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) ILC National Readiness Grants

Closing date: September 29, 2017

The priority area for this round of grants is the ILC activity area ‘Information, Linkages and Referrals’. Other ILC Activity Areas will not be funded as part of this grant opportunity. ‘Information, Linkages and Referrals’ are activities that make sure people with disability and their families and carers have access to up-to-date, relevant and quality information and that they are linked into services and supports in the community that meet their needs.

Everyone should pay their share for the NDIS

The scheme was a promise of the Gillard government in 2012. But that promise was unfunded, which made it more like a good idea than well-thought-out public policy.

NDIS is the furthest behind schedule it has been since meltdown

The $22 billion National Disability Insurance Scheme is the furthest behind schedule it has been since a computer system meltdown at the start of transition last year, even as it passes a milestone in signing up 100,000 people for individual support

Disability Leadership Program

Closing date: September 13, 2017

This program offers scholarships, mentoring, role shadowing and networking for Victorians with a disability to gain valuable leadership development and training. The program includes scholarships for a range of leadership courses delivered by Leadership Victoria. In addition, a number of mentoring and workplace based places are available. Program participants can also apply for a 12 month … Continued

Clarity needed on NDIS mental health care 

A parliamentary committee has made 24 recommendations relating to access to the NDIS for people with psychosocial disabilities relating to mental health.