Women with Disabilities Victoria wants to hear your experience with the taxi industry

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Are you a woman or gender diverse person with disability who uses wheelchair accessible vehicles or Maxi Taxis? Are you able to travel to appointments, work, social engagements or whatever you like, when you like and with the service you like? You are invited to share your experiences by completing the survey. WDV has created a survey to capture your …

Further restrictions ease across regional Victoria from 11.59pm Friday 17 September

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Victoria will hit the 70% first dose vaccination target tomorrow, Friday 17 September. This means there will be some changes to restrictions from 11.59pm Friday 17 September. In regional Victoria: Gyms can have up to 10 people indoors and outdoors Outdoor and indoor pools can reopen with up to 50 people, and swimming lessons can resume Movement between metropolitan Melbourne …

Restrictions to lift for regional Victoria from 11.59pm Thursday 9 September

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Lockdown restrictions will be lifted in regional Victoria from 11.59pm on Thursday 9 September night, following advice from Victoria’s Chief Health Officer. Where can you go? Travel will be allowed around regional Victoria, except Greater Shepparton, with no distance limit But movement between metropolitan Melbourne and the regions is restricted No visitors to the home Public outdoor gatherings will be …

Read the Spring Amicus Exchange

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Hello Spring! Our latest Amicus Exchange is now available online and is jam-packed with important information and updates. Click through to read more about: Exciting Amicus projects COVID-19 info and updates Some great participant updates Online events Plus much more!

#WeThe15 launches to celebrate world’s largest minority – people with disabilities

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In August 2021 the biggest ever human rights movement to represent the world’s 1.2 billion persons with disabilities, WeThe15, was launched by a coalition of international organisations from the worlds of sport, human rights, policy, business, arts, and entertainment. The campaign was launched to coincide with the Tokyo Paralympics running from 24 August to 5 September 2021. Over the next …

Working with our community to develop our Community Inclusion and Capacity Building framework

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Amicus is a not for profit organisation and we contribute all our efforts back in to the work we do, the people we support and our community. Through our provision of innovative supports, Amicus promotes active participation for people with a disability in our community. We work one person at a time to champion valued roles, independence and community connectivity. …

Lockdown across regional Victoria to keep us safe

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Due to the rising number of COVID-19 cases the Victorian Government announced lockdown across regional Victoria to stop the spread and keep us safe. Lockdown directions commenced at 1:00pm on Saturday, 21 August in regional Victoria and will continue until 11:59pm on Friday, 2 September, aligning with restrictions in metropolitan Melbourne. This means there are now only five reasons to …

Regional Victorian restrictions to ease from 11.59pm tonight

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From 11:59pm Monday 9 August 2021, restrictions in regional Victoria will ease. After this time, people in regional Victoria can leave their home for any reason and there is no limit on the distance they can travel from home. However, people will only be able to travel to Melbourne for a permitted reason and must follow the Melbourne restrictions once there. Private gatherings in the home …