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Victoria’s peak social advocacy body is sending every state MP, local council and community leader a blueprint to fight poverty and disadvantage in their backyard.

The G21 region has recieved increased funding to expand the mental health support provided to Victorian dairy farmers by offering free Mental Health First Aid training to stock drivers and veterinarians.

Braving the cold and blastering winds, Netball and Football teams from all over Victoria came together on the 21st and 22nd of September to compete in the VACSAL Carnival. 

Two of Geelongs leading community services organisations, Karingal and St Laurence, are set to merge will merge following an announcement on Friday August 5.

The Inaugural National Cricket Inclusion Championships for cricketers with a disability will be held in Geelong for the next three years. 

The Victorian Population Health Survey is conducted annually to measure and report on the health status of the Victorian population. The survey monitors trends over time for risk factors and self-reported outcomes. Survey findings are used to inform evidence-based policy development and strategic planning across the Department and wider community. 

The State Government will create a  Citizens’ Jury to recommend the best future governance design of the City of Greater Geelong, it was announced today (12 July 2016).

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Equip is a Culturally diverse youth mentoring program. Would you like the opportunity to explore and experience the workplace with the support of a mentor?

On Sunday, June 26th members of Geelong's newly arrived communities are invited to come on down to Simonds Stadium to spend some time with the Geelong Cats.

Victoria’s first Commissioner for Gender and Sexuality Rowena Allen gave a riveting keynote address at the recent G21 Health & Wellbeing Partner Forum

The rainbow flag is flying high over the Surf Coast Shire's civic and community precinct, marking IDAHOT Day 2016 and signalling Surf Coast's immense pride in its diverse community.

Barwon Health, led by its Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex and Queer (GLBTIQ) Inclusive Practice and Workplace Culture Committee, is working to position the organisation as a leading provider of care for GLBTIQ people

Golden Plains Shire are inviting members of the community to share ideas for making Golden Plains Shire a more accessible and inclusive place for all residents with a disability.

After 13 months, hearing from 220 victims and producing a 1900-page report, the Royal Commission into Family Violence has released its recommendations. 
 

In February, the City of Greater Geelong created an Active Transport Officer's role which supports the provision of transport options that encourage people to live more active lifestyles.

The State Government is encouraging Victorians to showcase their ideas and initiatives to make the community safer during emergencies as part of the 2016 Resilient Australia Awards.

The Central Geelong Action Plan is the City of Greater Geelong’s revitalisation plan for the City. It provides a 15 year blueprint for focused action in Central Geelong.

Did you know...More than two thirds of Australian women are classified as being sedentary or having low levels of exercise, yet women demonstrate the strongest intent to increase levels of physical activity and are seeking out social and non-organised sport and physical activities.

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