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Victorian Government

COTA VIC gives Andrews State Budget thumbs up, but says some ‘gaping holes’ need addressing

COTA VIC CEO Tina Hogarth-Clarke says while the Victorian Government's 22/23 State Budget offers much that is likely to improve the health and wellbeing of older Victorians, sh also believes it leaves a number of gaping holes that still need to be addressed, especially public infrastructure.

VHA welcomes Vic health budget focus on stabilisation and recovery

The Victorian Healthcare Association says the state’s public health system has received a much-needed boost from the state budget, to help it stabilise and recover after two extremely difficult years.

Vic Govt’s pilot Sick Pay Guarantee welcome relief for casual and contract workers

Victorians who work in casual or other insecure jobs will no longer be forced to choose between a day’s pay and looking after their health, due to the Victorian Government's Sick Pay Guarantee initiative.

Vic Govt announces funding support for unpaid carers

The Andrews Labor Government is boosting support for Victoria’s approximately 700,000 unpaid carers who selflessly look after loved ones.

Sick pay for casual aged care workers a ‘meaningful response’ to pandemic: ANMF

The Andrews Government’s five-days-paid-sick-leave trial for casual personal care workers, employed in private aged care, is an initiative that will strengthen the sector’s ability to protect vulnerable residents from illness, according to the Victorian branch of the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF).

Australia-first paid sick leave launched for Victoria’s casual workers

Around 150,000 Victorian workers are now eligible for sick and carer's leave under an Australian-first pilot scheme. The $245.6 million, two-year trial will offer casual and insecure workers five days of paid sick or carer's leave per year at the national minimum wage of $20.33 per hour.

Unpaid carers receive welcome funding boost from Vic Govt

Nearly three-quarters of a million unpaid carers will receive additional respite, employment and training opportunities, supporting their vital roles of caring for vulnerable loved ones during the pandemic.

Victoria’s easing of restrictions will have little impact on state’s aged care sector

While Victorian premier Daniel Andrews might have announced today that a raft of restrictions will be lifted for fully vaccinated Victorians from 11:59pm tonight, there will be no material changes for those living within and visiting residential aged care facilities.

AACC urges Vic Govt to reconsider allowing unvaxxed visitors to enter aged care facilities

The Australian Aged Care Collaboration has called on the Victorian Government to urgently review a decision to allow unvaccinated visitors to residential aged care homes in the state.

AACC slams Vic health dept, saying all visitors to aged care homes should be fully vaxxed

The Australian Aged Care Collaboration says it is disappointed that Victoria’s new Public Health Order, coming into effect at 6pm today, will not require all visitors to residential aged care to be fully vaccinated.

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