General News

Approvals received for transfer of Marillac Ltd to St John of God Health Care

posted 8th May, in General News

St John of God Health Care is pleased to announce that on Friday May 5, 2017 it acquired Marillac Ltd, a disability service in Victoria that was part of the Ministry of the Daughters of Charity. Marillac Ltd supports people with disabilities…

Marillac’s services to be handed over to St John of God Health Care in 2017

posted 16th December, in General News

Marillac and St John of God Accord today announced the start of a process for all Marillac’s services to be handed over to St John of God Accord in 2017. St John of God Accord provides disability support services throughout Melbourne’s Eastern,…

New information from Disability Services Commissioner

posted 15th October, in General News

Victoria’s Disability Services Commissioner provides many resources for people with disabilities, families, and staff in support services. You can read their newsletter about how to make complaints, and accessible information sheets about making choices, and how support services can help. You can see…

Marillac supports “Working with Children Checks Report”

posted 3rd September, in General News

A report into how Working With Children checks can more strongly protect children was recently released by the Royal Commission Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. The report recommends that these checks be standardised right across Australia, and be simpler (for example, so…

New Victorian Department of Health and Human Services

posted 21st January, in General News

From 1 January 2015, the previous departments of Health, Human Services and Sport and Recreation Victoria are being joined together. Dr Pradeep Phillip is the head of the combined new department. The government has not announced any change to how you get…

Opening of Marillac Frankston respite facility

posted 12th December, in General News

On 19 November, Victoria’s Minister for Disability Services and Reform, Mary Wooldridge, officially opened our new respite facility in Frankston. At this facility, we offer suitable forms of respite for 16-25 year olds with high/complex behaviour support needs. This Frankston facility can support…

Marillac Director wins study scholarship

posted 12th December, in General News

Marillac Director Cath Garner was recently awarded a scholarship through the 2015 Victorian Women’s Governance Scholarships program, run by the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD).  The AICD offers  the program to strengthen governance and diversity in the non-profit sector. Cath, who is…

Words from and about Stella Young

posted 12th December, in General News

The sad and sudden death of Victorian writer, comedian and activist Stella Young this week brought a lot of her comments back into media headlines. She was a person with very strong views about how the world responds to people with a…

Changes to guardianship and administration laws

posted 25th August, in General News

The Victorian Government has introduced laws to clarify guardianship and administration arrangements, and to make the law more flexible for VCAT to administer. Many of the changes were recommended by the Victorian Law Reform Commission in its report on guardianship rules. Some…

Stronger safeguards for Victorians living in supported accommodation

posted 8th August, in General News

This week the Victorian Government announced a scheme to better protect people living in supported accommodation. Starting on 29 September, the government will maintain a register of people who have put people they support at risk, or are being investigated for putting…