In The Media | 6 December 2016

‘There is a place for everyone’: Victorian Government vows better disability support, access

Victorian workplaces will be encouraged to employ people with disabilities, fund leadership scholarships and create more accessible community hubs under a new State Government new plan.

Beginning in January, there will also be improved access to public transport in rural and regional areas.

The Andrews Government said the focus would be on four pillars – health, housing and wellbeing, inclusive communities, fairness and safety, and contributing lives.

Making the announcement on the International Day of People with Disability, the Government said it wanted to be a national leader in supporting those with disabilities.

Under the plan, the Government said it would improve accessibility and affordability of public and private housing, as well as crisis accommodation and support for those experiencing family violence.

Source: ABC News