Assistant Minister for Social Services and Disability Services, Jane Prentice said, “The Council will play an important role in helping to drive the implementation of the overarching National Disability Strategy 2010-20.
It will also look at reforms in disability employment and carer support, and the full roll-out of the NDIS, including the interfaces with mainstream services.
I will co-chair the Council with Ms Keran Howe, who is well respected as a strong advocate in the sector and who has lived experience,” she said.
The Council will meet formally at least twice a year and establish working groups and community consultations as needed.
SAFETY AND JUSTICE
Access to Justice for Women with Disabilities: Geelong event
The Barwon Hub Leadership Network of Women with Disabilities Victoria is pleased to invite you to a forum on access to justice. Speakers Include:
Victoria Legal Aid
Villamanta Disability Rights Legal Service
Rights Information and Advocacy Centre
Women with Disabilities Victoria
Powerful Parents Self Advocacy Group
: Friday November 25 2016 11am—2pm (includes networking lunch) at Deakin Cats Community Centre.
RSVP is essential
for catering by 16/11/16 to firstname.lastname@example.org.
EMPLOYMENT AND OPPORTUNITIES
Lesley Hall Scholarship applications open
The Lesley Hall Arts and Disability Scholarship
is an annual scholarship offered by Arts Access Victoria, recognising the power of the arts to influence social change.Applications close 18 November.
FREE Mock Job Interviews - ‘nail it’ with one-on-one interviews, Mondays until Xmas
Could you benefit from some real-life job interview practice? Is interview inexperience holding you back? It’s sometimes hard to remember how challenging and intimidating job interviews can be. If you’ve had time out of the workforce, it can be a real barrier to getting back on track.
Sessions are available every Monday - Session 1: 1.30pm to 2.30pm or Session 2: 2.40pm to 3.40pm. Book now with WIRE.
Contact 9348 9416 (ext. 2) or email: email@example.com.
El Gibbs on the NDIS: change will only come when disability rights are front and centre
How can the NDIS get back on track? El Gibbs writes in part 1
and part 2
CONSULTATIONS AND RESEARCH
Child protection review
Victoria Legal Aid's Child Protection Review Discussion and Options Paper
was released for public comment up until 21 December 2016.
Celebrate human rights with a line up of great speakers
Maryanne Diamond and Greamme Innis join a the line up of distinguished speakers at a human rights oration
in Melbourne on 7 December.
STAR Victoria Annual General Meeting, 30th November, 2016
's AGM will be 12pm –2pm, 30th November, Hayden RaySmith Room, 4th Floor Ross House, 247 Flinders Lane Melbourne followed by a light lunch.
Guest Speakers are PROFESSOR RAJIV KHOSLA and DR. MEI-TAI(Debbie) CHU from the Research Centre for Computers, Communication and Social Innovation RECCSI- La Trobe University.
RSVP by Thursday 24th November is essential for catering purposes, Ph: 9650 2730, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dangerous Deeds advocacy exhibition in the West
The City of Maribyrnong invites you to attend the launch of Open Studios in the West and the Dangerous Deeds Exhibition
. See the Facebook event
Dangerous Deeds is a screen based arts installation that presents a ‘snapshot’ of the Victorian disability movement. It presents unique perspectives on disability culture and insights into aspects of Victoria’s social and cultural history that are not well known. It is produced by SARU (Self Advocacy Resource Unit), DnD (Diversity and Disability) and stART Community Art Inc. The exhibition is fully accessible with all information captioned, audio described, text read and provided in Braille. Dangerous Deeds is a feature exhibition of Open Studios in the West.
Produced by the Maribyrnong City Council, Open Studios in the West offers a unique opportunity to explore the diverse range of artist's studios and galleries located in Melbourne's inner west. Now in its 9th year, the festival explores art behind the scenes and provides an unparalleled opportunity to visit the creative hubs of local artists, performers, collectives and designers, as well as a number of permanent gallery spaces.
Date: Thursday 24 November 2016
Time: 6.30 – 7:30pm
Location: VU at MetroWest - 138 Nicholson St, Footscray
Catering and refreshments will be provided.
by Monday 21 November.
The Women's Circus presents The Penelopiad by Margaret Atwood
This performance of The Peneopid
is adapted and performed by Women’s Circus members as part of our landmark 25-year celebrations. This production of Atwood’s retelling of the myth of Penelope and her maids, hung by Odysseus upon his return from the Trojan War, will be presented at West Footscray’s historic Drill Hall – home to Women’s Circus from 22-27 November.
Let them know if there are any access requirements and note that our venue is fully wheelchair accessible.
***Please note the production does contain content that may distress viewers. Themes of domestic and gendered violence and some staged violence against women. Recommended for ages 14+.****
Rally for paid leave for people experiencing domestic violence - Nov. 14 Melbourne
There’s an upcoming ACTU family and domestic violence leave test case before the Fair Work Commission, at which DV Vic is giving evidence. The case starts on 14 November and there’s a rally on the opening morning that you might be interested in attending to show your support for ten days of paid leave across all modern awards.
Rally to Support DFV Leave Test Case
Monday 14th November @8:45am-9:30am
Fair Work Commission, 11 Exhibition St. Melbourne