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In a healthy community, no-one would get stuck facing long-term disadvantage. We are all challenged by life’s ‘ups’ and ‘downs’, but for some people the ‘downs’ are much deeper and longer lasting. Early, intergenerational and locational disadvantages constrain opportunities and limit social mobility. This isn’t...
ECCV assisted the Victorian Government in its consultations with Victoria's culturally diverse community to inform the development of the Victorian Government's Gender Equality Strategy.
The consultations identified several key priorities for ethnic Victorian women including:
- a strong call for genuine partnerships with...
Advocacy for Inclusion is a not-for-profit non-government community organisation in the Australian Capital Territory. This submission centres on our direct practice experience with people with disabilities, including individual advocacy support, self-advocacy support, and consultations undertaken during previous projects, as well as draws from peer reviewed...
Many students with disability experience disadvantage and discrimination in school. They face several significant challenges, including exclusion from school and inadequate support. These students are currently being denied their right to an inclusive, quality education.
The Senate Education and Employment References Committee is conducting...
Chronic disease causes nine out of ten Australian deaths, according to this report.
Chronic disease in Australia
Chronic diseases in Australia are significant contributors to illness, disability and premature death. Chronic disease causes nine out of ten Australian deaths. Heart disease, cancer,...
An outline of the measures advocated by Victorian Council of Social Service in the lead up to the May 2015 budget.
The government has already outlined commitments and policies aimed at supporting people to overcome disadvantage and become part of...
Victorian aged care provider, Benetas responds to the 2013 National Commission of Audit (NCOA). The Commission's mandate includes identifying wasteful expenditure so that the Government will be in a better position to meet the growing need of essential services, such as aged care.
Victorian aged care provider, Benetas, provides feedback to the implementation of the Application Form and Guideline process for Living Longer, Living Better Significant Refurbishment Supplement.
As a whole, Benetas is supportive of the new Accommodation Supplement and the Guidelines for newly built and significantly...
Benetas is a provider of aged care services. Benetas operates as one of the largest not-for-profit aged care providers in Victoria, employing over 1,400 staff and 400 volunteers to support over 4,000 older people, and their carers and families, to live fulfilling lives through our...
The Australian Rehabilitation and Assistive Technology Association (ARATA) responds to the NDIA’s AT Discussion Paper, and advocates that roles for all stakeholders must be considered.
Summary of ARATA's key recommendations arising from the Discussion Paper:
1. Evaluate outcomes from AT provision...