Online Consultation - First Round

What Do You Think?

The following are proposals for reform of the NDIS. There are twelve (12) proposals on which comments are invited. We want to know what you think.

The National Refiorm Series aims to receive comments on the following proposals so that refined proposals can be presented to the National Conference on Reforming NDIS on 21 March 2016.

The Heatwaves and Sustainability Project provides free, independent and expert advice to assist residents of City of Greater Geelong and the Surf Coast Shire better prepare for and cope with summer heatwaves, while also saving money, energy and water around the home.

Advice can be provided with a free in-home visit, over the phone consultation or through local community workshops.

The Heatwaves and Sustainability Project assists residents to:

Victorian council rate rises will be capped to the rate of inflation,  2.5%, for 2016/17.

The VicHealth Mental Wellbeing Strategy 2015–2019 builds on our extensive experience in promoting mental wellbeing and introduces a new focus to VicHealth's work: building resilience.

Two Iraqi refugee families have arrived in Victoria following the Federal Government’s commitment to accept an extra 12,000 refugees displaced by the conflicts in Syria and Iraq.

The Council at Golden Plains Shire (GPS) is planning to improve their community consultation and engagement practices after receiving feedback that improvement is needed.

The Minister for Mental Health, Martin Foley recently launched Victoria’s 10 Year Mental Health Plan.

An ambitious initiative that is tackling disadvantage in the G21 region celebrated a key milestone, bringing together philanthropic, business, government and community organisations to sign a Compact recognising that ‘addressing disadvantage is everybody’s business’.

Five women with a disability from the Surf Coast Shire have continued to develop a community awareness campaign to encourage others to reTHINK disABILITY,  following their participation in last year’s successful Enabling Women program. This Program focused on building participants’ self-understanding and skills in networking, communication, advocacy and understanding principles of human rights.

The G21 region's Bill Mithen has been celebrated in the 2015 Regional Achievement and Community Award.

The MAV has attended a senior level Victorian Government meeting regarding the intake of Syrian and Iraqi refugees. 

Barwon Health is working toward creating a culture of inclusive practice, with the introduction of a Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex and Queer (GLBTIQ) committee.

Bellarine Community Health (BCH) has welcomed the findings of an independent report released last week that revealed the organisation had “met all relevant standards”.

Bannockburn and Colac will get new men’s sheds as part of the latest round of State Government grants. Families and Children Minister Jenny Mikakos announced the grant winners at the opening of the Melbourne Men’s Shed at Federation Square.

Otway Health have recently welcomed their new CEO. Debra Cerasa, who started in the role in August of this year, and is now living in Apollo Bay, has a wealth of experience from a national and international career in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors.

Barwon Health is working toward creating a welcoming environment for all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people through the development of a new Aboriginal art display.

Attitudes which support a lack of equality and respect are linked with increased risk for women.  The workplace is an effective setting for changing these attitudes.  The Equal Footing toolkit is a practical guide for leaders, teams and individuals to drive change in their workplace. 

Geelong community leaders believe hundreds of Syrian refugees could be successfully settled in the region.

Nominations for the 2015 National Disability Awards are now open, giving Australians the chance to celebrate the people and organisations that have made a positive impact on the lives of people with disability.

The draft City of Greater Geelong Food Policy is on public exhibition until 9 September 2015.