January 2010

The City of Melbourne Disability Advisory Committee
The City of Melbourne Disability Advisory Committee is currently seeking people with professional and/or personal experience in disability access issues to join this advisory committee.
Desperate carers failed by system in crisis
HUNDREDS of disabled and mentally ill Victorians are languishing on supported-accommodation waiting lists as their desperate carers find themselves unable to gain access to respite facilities due to huge funding shortfalls, a parliamentary inquiry has found.
Proposed legislation for a Mental Health List in the Magistrates Court
Margaret Ryan 's paper, detailing her concerns regarding the proposed legislation for a Mental Health List in the Magistrates Court .
Special Olympics Victoria
When: Starts Saturday 6th February Where: Riverside Golf and Tennis 75 Newsom Street Ascot Vale. Mel ways Ref 28 C11 Time: 10.00-11.00 Cost: $12.00 weekly, direct debt available (Bookings Essential)
Updating to disAbility connections (Victoria)
The Network is in the process of changing over to disAbility connections(DCV)
Vacancies at ADEC - Advocacy, Disability, Ethnicity, Community
ADEC has the following vacancies to fill. ? Manager-Education, Equity & Access Unit (f/t, pkg circa $80K pa) ? Operations Manager (.6 eft, pkg circa pro rata $80K pa) ? Advocate (f/t, pkg circa $50K pa) ? Intake Officer (.6 eft, pkg circa pro rata of $50Kpa)
PROJECT OFFICER (Mentoring and support)
We are seeking a highly motivated and enthusiastic woman with a disability to develop a mentoring support system for our members in their representation and leadership roles.
Emergency Preparedness Made Accessible
Australian Red Cross have launched two new emergency planning resources for people with a disability.
Self-advocacy Training
Self-advocacy Training for People With Disabilities in Melbourne's Outer South East
'COME AND TRY' BASKETBALL AT THE KEILOR BASKETBALL STADIUM
If you love Basketball, would like to make new friends and are looking for an exciting new challenge, then be sure to register for Basketball at the Keilor Basketball Stadium.
Legends on the Lawn at Werribee Park - Sunday 21st March, 11am - 5pm
This exciting musical event will see Australian Music legends Deb Conway, Ross Wilson, James Reyne and Joe Camillleri & the Black Sorrows performing on the Great Lawn at Werribee Park Mansion.
Australia Day Celebrations - Tuesday 26th January, 6pm til late
Werribee South Foreshore will come alive on 26th January as Wyndham celebrates Australia Day in true Aussie style by the beach.
Seeking volunteers to assist with 2 new exciting events in Wyndham.
Australia Day Celebrations - Tuesday 26th January, 6pm til late Legends on the Lawn at Werribee Park - Sunday 21st March, 11am - 5pm
Make a postcard about what 'disability' means to you with WESABI
Next meeting: Friday January 22 12-2pm Maribyrnong City Council Corner Hyde and Napier St Footscray Join people from around the world, and make a postcard about what 'disability' means to you.
Wesabi - West/North ABI survivors together
All meetings 12 noon-2pm Maribyrnong City Council, Hyde St Footscray Lunch provided (gold coin donation welcome)
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