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3/10/2022
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Victorian consultations on child safety reporting and Disability Worker Commission Notification information session

Disability service providers are invited to attend upcoming sessions to provide feedback and receive information from Victorian regulators.
News update
3/10/2022
News update

Victoria legislates single use plastics ban with exemptions for disability

The Victorian Government has passed regulations to ban plastic drinking straws, cutlery, and other single-use items. 

New Victorian Disability Advisory Council appointed

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16/08/2022


A new Victorian Disability Advisory Council has been appointed to continue providing independent advice to government about the significant issues impacting Victorians with disability.

The Council is a legislated body under the Disability Act 2006 and provides independent policy and strategy advice to the Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers to increase the inclusion and participation of people with disability in the Victorian community.

The new appointees will serve until July 2025, and will play a key role in advising on the implementation of Inclusive Victoria, the state disability plan for 2022-26.

A full list of Council appointees is available in a press release from Premier Daniel Andrews. 

The new appointees bring a wide range of lived experience of disability and expertise in inclusion – including advocacy, policy and program delivery.

NDS welcomes the broad representation on the Council, with the Council comprising of more than fifty per cent women as well as representatives from Aboriginal, LGBTIQ+, youth, carers, culturally diverse and regional Victorians.

The outgoing Council members have been recognised by the Victorian Government for their hard work and dedication throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, which was instrumental in supporting Victorians with disability throughout a significantly challenging period. 

Contact information

For any enquiries, please contact Clare Hambly, Policy and Project Officer, Quality and Safeguarding, submit enquiry/feedback, show phone number