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Solo exhibition reconnects Milos’s art with the community

For self-taught painter Milos Manojlovic, being an artist has been his passion since he was a young boy in Serbia.

“I have always had a creative side; I was into theatre when I was young,” Milos said.

“I wasn’t painting at that time, but I was always drawing and people around me would encourage me to start painting. Only when I arrived in Australia when I was 32 did I begin painting seriously.”

Since experiencing a stroke 10 years ago that impacted his ...

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Joe is reconnecting with his creativity

Joe PascoeJoe Pascoe’s career as a poet all started when he was faced with a dilemma. In need of a wedding anniversary gift for his wife, and with no ideas coming to mind, he wrote a poem instead.

He has since released two poetry books through Melbourne-based independent publisher, Readings Sideway Press. His latest book, Frangipani, is a series of poems exploring nature, childhood, ...

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Lachlan’s working towards independence

Lachlan at his new job at the Melbourne Cable Park

A chance visit to Melbourne Cable Park is what led Lachlan to discover a passion for wakeboarding and find new employment opportunities.

Lachlan, 19, who has cerebral palsy, has always been excited about his future but struggled to find the right opportunities that met his needs.

Lachlan worked with Brotherhood Local Area Coordinator, Sasha, to ...

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Addressing wait times in accessing Early Childhood Early Intervention Services

The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) have announced the introduction of a six-month interim plan for young children to resolve the delays and backlogs for children with disability in accessing Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI) supports through the NDIS.

Following on from this announcement, the NDIA has released further information on the short term initiatives programs currently underway in order to make an impact and reduce wait times.

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Strutt your Stuff 2019

Strutt Your Stuff Darebin 16 March 2019Strutt Your Stuff is an inclusive fashion show and community fair celebrating self-expression, connection and the power of recycling. Organised by a group of passionate volunteers, Strutt your Stuff provides an opportunity for people of all abilities and backgrounds to celebrate fashion and creativity together in an inclusive community environment.

Over 200 people from ...

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Take a dip at Australia’s most accessible beach

St Kilda is now home to Australia’s most accessible beach, following Port Phillip Council’s launch on December 9 of beach wheelchairs and matting to ensure people with disabilities can enjoy a day at the Bay.

The accessible beach launch is an integrated support – it couples with nearby accessible tram stops and a changing places fully accessible change room and toilet (MLAK key required).

Australian Disability Discrimination Commissioner Alastair McEwin, who addressed the launch, said: “Going to the beach in Australia is ...

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Engaging with your Community

I feel really lucky that through my paid employment and volunteering I have met and connected with so many compassionate, passionate and inspiring people who are committed to their communities. Being active in my community feels like it is an essential part of my life.  It’s also something that I want my children to value.

Although my children would often prefer that I don’t volunteer (on the basis that it is embarrassing for them) I firmly believe ...

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