Whats in our Information Bulletin – 06 June 2024?

13th June 2024 – 9.30 to 12.30pm, Melbourne Town Hall, 90-130 Swanston St, Melbourne

The Warm Safe Home project campaign launch and exhibition. Please refer to our Events page for more information.

22nd June 2024 – 11.00am, Meet Wilson Ave/Sydney Rd open space, opposite Barkly Square, BRUNSWICK

Permanent Accessible Tram Stops on Sydney Road. Please refer to our Events page for more information. Please refer to our Events page for more information

  • Please sign the following petitions:

EN6225 :- Support at Home: Exclusions requested by Peter Willcocks

EN6242 :- Support at Home: Choice requested by Paul Absalom

  • Donations – please help keep our Advocacy Work alive and can make a real difference to our voice being heard. Please donate here

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May 2024 Bulletin – Out Now

  • Whats in our May 2024 Issue?
    • Minister Bill Shorten is presenting his intent to change the NDIS Act, which is debated in the Upper and Lower House this week. Whatever the outcome, it will greatly impact all polio survivors, our state Government, and My Aged Care. More troubles = more advocacy.
    • Global Accessibility Awareness Day – Was on Thursday, May 16, 2024, marked the 13th Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD), and it doesn’t need to end there. Please join us to continue to spread awareness. The purpose of GAAD is to get everyone talking, thinking and learning about digital access/inclusion and people with different disabilities.
    • How to reduce your income tax with donations.  You can claim a tax deduction for donations of $2 or more, as long as these donations are made to an organisation that has been endorsed by the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) as a deductible gift recipient (DGR).  Post Polio VIC, is a registered charity, sub-type Health and Wellbeing, and has DGR status so your donation will be tax deductible.

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Whats in our April 2024 Issue?

  • Friendly Reminder to book your flu vaccination –  Some people are more at risk of complications from the flu and are eligible for the free flu vaccine. You can get a flu vaccine from your GP, local council immunisation service, or local pharmacist immuniser.
  • Given mother’s day is soon, following are some Committee members polio stories from their mothers.    Susan Shaab – Polio rehabilitation from a Northcote barber’s shop.
  • My Son…Jeff Stewart 1952…   Polio by Joan Stewart.    A toddler 1 year, 11 months, fit and healthy, full of mischief to a toddler with a limp. My son was diagnosed with polio.
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Whats in our March 2024 Issue?

🙀 Oh my goodness, we did a leap and missed February and went straight in to March.  Darn Leap Years 🙄

  • On Tuesday 21st February, Robyn & Shirley were warmly welcomed by the President, Keith Yates and the wonderful members of the Blackburn Lions Club.
  • On Friday 23rd February, Shirley and Robyn were invited by the Greensborough Salvation Army after seeing an article in the Seniors Magazine about our award-winning documentary “Lives Well Lived”.

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Whats in our January 2024 Issue?

Happy New Year 🥳  And what a year it will be.

  • First cab off the rank is continuing with our Strategic Plan
  • New Aged Care Draft is here with responses to be made by 10am Monday 05 Feb 2024

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Whats in our December 2023 Issue?

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Whats in our November 2023 Issue?

  • Winner of Focus on Ability Short Film Festival 2023
  • Disabiltiy Discrimination complaint against the NDIS ban taken to the United Nations

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Whats in our October 2023 Issue?

  • October 2023 is Polio Awareness Month
  • Royal Commission – A brief guide to the Final Report into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability

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PPV Bulletin September 2023

In this issue:

  • Focus on Ability Short Film Festival ‘LIVES WELL LIVED’   Well Received!
  • Community Rally – Sunday 17 September 2023   ‘Accessible Tram Stops Now’

  • Medical and Allied Health Clinics – Wednesday 11th and Thursday 12th October, 2023

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PPV Bulletin – August 2023

In this issue:

  • Under 1 week until voting begins for our short film ‘LIVES WELL LIVED’ Focus on Ability Short Film Festival

  • Recognition at last: People ageing with Post-Polio Syndrome

  • Congress: Make Air Travel Accessible
  • + More


PPV Bulletin – July 2023

In this issue:

  • We have successfully been chosen to be an entrant for Focus on Ability Short Film Festival!

  • Celebrating National NAIDOC Week

  • Your Aged Care Update
  • Accessible Walks, Victoria

+ more

Read the July 2023 Bulletin here



PPV Bulletin – June 2023

In this issue:

  • Out and about – Meeting with Minister Michael Sukkar MP Federal Member of Deakin
  • Thanking Australian Association of Gerontology (AAG) for launching an Australian first policy paper on inclusive services and communities for ageing Polio Survivors.
  • Late effects of Polio  Petra Quinlan-Turner
    Board Member of Post Polio Victoria

+ much more

Read the June 2023 Bulletin here