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Did you know...More than two thirds of Australian women are classified as being sedentary or having low levels of exercise, yet women demonstrate the strongest intent to increase levels of physical activity and are seeking out social and non-organised sport and physical activities.

LGBTI people experience higher levels of anxiety, depression and significantly higher rates of suicide compared to non-LGBTI people. These grants will help unite and educate our community to allow all Victorians, of all backgrounds, to achieve their full potential.

An innovative new app has been developed by Alzheimer’s Australia Vic to help families and carers create a home that is more suitable for loved ones with dementia, helping them to lead fuller and more independent lives.

The Government will invest more than $8 million to strengthen multicultural communities and organisations across Victoria.

The Government has released data showing more Aboriginal children are getting the benefits of a quality early years learning program in the Education State, with the kinder participation rate for Aboriginal children increasing last year.

The Department of Health and Human Services has announced administrative changes to the structure of the Department of Sport and Recreation with changes to the arrangements for Sport and Recreation Victoria.

Australian kids are six times more likely to suicide if they are LGBTI.

Of the kids who survive, 80% face verbal or physical abuse because of who they are.

Find out why Prime Minister Turnbull is reviewing the 'Safe Schools' Program the school program tackling bullying, exclusion and suicide amongst GLBTI youth.

The Closing the Gap report shows, as in previous years, that there have been mixed levels of success in meeting the targets set by the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) in 2008.

More than 150 people attended a night of celebration at the 2016 Geelong Awards for People with a Disability, which recognised the fantastic contributions of people with a disability.

Nominations are open for young people aged between 12 and 25 years who reside in the City of Greater Geelong and Bellarine Peninsula.

Nominations are now open for the 2016 Victorian Disability Awards

The Victorian Disability Awards recognise people and organisations who make outstanding contributions to empowering people with a disability and creating an inclusive community.

Premier’s Active April is part of the Victorian Government’s commitment to promote healthy and active lifestyles and get Victorians to join in the fun of increased physical activity.

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’.

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