The Allan Labor Government is helping more Victorians with disability to get the support they need, ensuring they have choice and control when speaking up to assert their rights.
Member for Ripon Martha Haylett, Member for Wendouree Juliana Addison and Member for Eureka Michaela Settle have welcomed the allocation of more than $1.8 million in additional funding to help Victorians with disability and their families access timely and targeted advocacy support when they need it.
This funding boost builds on core advocacy funding of $3.3 million, providing an additional $1.8 million in funding in 2023/24 for the Victorian Disability Advocacy Program.
Today Martha Haylett MP met with Grampians DisAbility Advocacy Association, one of the 23 organisations from across the state to receive funding, which will allow the organisation to respond to the high and ongoing demand for their services.
The Victorian Disability Advocacy Program upholds people’s rights and addresses discrimination and harm, through individual, self and systemic advocacy.
The investment will ensure disability support agencies under the Victorian Disability Advocacy Program continue to play a key role in creating a safer and fairer Victoria for all.
Quote attributable to Member for Ripon Martha Haylett
“I’m thrilled this funding boost will support even more families across the Grampians region and allow the Grampians DisAbility Advocacy Association to continue their important work.”
Quote attributable to Member for Eureka Michaela Settle
“Grampians DisAbility Advocacy Association is a vital service for our region and this funding will mean the organisation can continue to give families across our region the support they need when they need it.”
Quote attributable to Member for Wendouree Juliana Addison
“Congratulations to Grampians DisAbility Advocacy Association on receiving this additional funding for the Victorian Disability Advocacy Program. They are a hard-working organisation that does a great job amplifying the voices of people with a disability.”