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What is National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)

Submitted By Editor - 22-October-2012 5:49 pm

Quite simply, an NDIS will make it possible for people with significant and permanent disability in the first stage locations to get the necessary care and support they require.

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Driveway Assistance

Submitted By bthill - 25-October-2007 11:44 am

The VACC is offering Driveway Assistance at member locations across Victoria. The service is available to people who are not able to fill their car themselves due to living with a disability or for medical reasons.  LOOK FOR DRIVEWAY ASISSTANCE HERE SIGN

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Funded Agency Channel

Submitted By Editor - 13-August-2008 3:17 pm

The Funded Agency Channel (FAC) is the Department of Human Services primary online business and communication tool with agencies it funds. Learn more about FAC.

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Working with Children Check

Submitted By Editor - 6-July-2007 7:44 pm

As of 1 July 2007 the Victorian Government will introduce a mandatory background check on all people working with children. This will include Volunteers and Employed people and will be phased in gradually over the next five years. In relation to Attendant Carers, checks will need to be submitted from 1 July 2007 until the 30 June 2008.

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Carer Adjustment Payment

Submitted By bthill - 11-October-2007 2:29 pm

The Carer Adjustment Payment is a one-off, non-taxable payment to assist families to adjust following a catastrophic event where a child aged 0-6 years is diagnosed with a severe illness, medical condition or a major disability.

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Grant for Spinal Cord Injury Research

Submitted By bthill - 4-October-2007 2:25 pm

A Winston Churchill Trust will enable Austin Health's Director of Rehabilitation Sciences Professor Mary Galea a "Travelling Fellowship" to investigate active rehabilitation programs for people living with spinal cord injuries.

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Medicare Rebate - Comprehensive Health Assessment

Submitted By bthill - 13-September-2007 11:14 am

The Department of Human Services has just informed Country Care that a special comprehensive health assessment is available to people with intellectual disabilities, allowing G.P's to recieve an increased rebate from Medicare to cover the costs.

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Aquired Brain Injury Increased Support

Submitted By bthill - 11-September-2007 4:07 pm

Move over Bracks, the Brumby Government has started a campaign to assist young people recovering from severe brain injuries as a result of accident and other causes.

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Nurse-on-Call Success

Submitted By Editor - 6-July-2007 7:51 pm

Health Minister Bronwyn Pike reports that Nurse-on-Call in the Hume and High Country is a hit with Families as more than 10,700 calls were made to the Nurse-on-Call hot line.The service was used for people seeking information and advice on medical conditions ranging from vomiting and fever, abdominal pain and discomfort, diarrhoea to nausea and chest pains.The latest figures show

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COMMONWEALTH SHOULD FUND DISABILITY SERVICES

Submitted By Editor - 10-August-2007 12:47 pm
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Media Releases

Submitted By Editor - 10-August-2007 12:19 pm Link to Victorian Sate Government Media Releases 
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New Disability Act 2006

Submitted By Editor - 19-July-2007 10:24 am

On 1st July 2007 the new Disability Act 2006 was introduced providing people living with disabilities the legislative strength to be treated equally and fairly said Community Services Minister Mr Gavin Jennings.

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Holiday Options

Submitted By Editor - 9-July-2007 11:03 am

Time for a holiday? Leisure Options is a travel agency that caters for people with disabilities.

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Pubs go Smoke Free

Submitted By Editor - 26-June-2007 2:03 pm

June 30 will be the last night that smoking will be allowed in licensed pubs and clubs as well as outdoor drinking areas. This new law is an extension of the already in place ban on smoking in cafes, shopping centres, gaming venues, enclosed work places and station platforms for trains, trams and buses.

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Mobility Allowance Changes

Submitted By Editor - 7-June-2007 4:19 pm

As of 20th March 2007 there will be two rates of Mobility Allowance,

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Centrelink Concession Cards

Submitted By Editor - 7-June-2007 9:55 am

The Australian Government and Centrelink are now offering a brochure that outlines the use of Government concession cards.

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DISABLED PERSONS PARKING SCHEME

Submitted By Editor - 8-November-2005 10:27 am

REVISED CODE OF THE DISABLED PERSONS’ PARKING SCHEMEPlease see the link below to AQA’s forum regarding the new proposed disabled parking scheme.  This is a subject that will affect everyone with a disabled parking permit!!!  Make your thoughts known! http://www.aqavic.org.au/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=144

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FORUM for you views & Information

Submitted By Editor - 8-August-2004 12:28 pm We have now added a Forum for you to be able to express and swap your views, opinions and information.  The forum is hosted by disability online and I hope will raise lots of discussion.  If you have a subject you would like to include, please contact us.
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Multi Purpose Taxi Program Changes

Submitted By JSimpson - 28-October-2003 7:39 pm

Victoria's Multi-Purpose Taxi Program (MPTP) subsidises the use of taxis by people who unable to use public transport because of a severe a permanent disablity.  A number of changes have been made to the program to maintain its long term viability

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Are You eligible for Mobility Allowance ?

Submitted By JSimpson - 17-September-2003 1:14 pm

Mobility Allowance provides assistance to people with disabilities who are in paid employment, voluntary work, vocational training,or a combination of paid work and training and who are unable to use public transport without substantial assistance.  For information regarding criteria go to Centrelink web site

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Companion Card Scheme Announced by Minister

Submitted By JSimpson - 13-August-2003 2:43 pm

The Companion Card Scheme developed by VICNORD was announced by the Minister for Community Services, Bronwyn Pike MP, on Tuesday November 12th, at the All Star Bar and Cafe at the Crown Entertainment Complex at Southbank.

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