Media Releases

Improving Disability Employment Outcomes

Today, the Hon Jane Prentice, Assistant Minister for Social Services and Disability Services, met with people with disability, employers and government representatives to discuss improving employment outcomes for people with disability.

Explore new possibilities in the workplace on AccessAbility Day

The Hon. Jane Prentice, Assistant Minister for Social Services and Disability Services, has announced registrations are now open for AccessAbility Day, a new Australian Government initiative to bring employers and people with disability together for a day.

NDIS launches in East Melbourne

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) will become available to Victorians in Inner and Outer Eastern Melbourne from 1 November 2017, improving the lives of people with disability and generating more than 1000 new jobs in the wider region.

NDIS rolls out early in Rockhampton

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) will become available to Queenslanders in Rockhampton, Gladstone and west to the South Australian and Northern Territory borders from 1 November 2017, improving the lives of Queenslanders with disability and generating more than 850 new jobs in the region.

NDIS provides $80 million for inclusion

More than $80 million worth of grants to help make communities more inclusive and supportive of people with disability in New South Wales (NSW), South Australia (SA) and the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) are now available.

Spotlight on 2.7 million carers

The Hon Jane Prentice MP, Assistant Minister for Social Services and Disability Services, today launched National Carers Week 2017 in Brisbane. Carers Week runs from 15-21 October and recognises the outstanding contribution of Australia’s 2.7 million unpaid carers.

New guide to navigate the NDIS

A new guide developed jointly by the Australian Government and Flinders University will support mental health providers in making it easier for people with a psychosocial disability to access the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

Disability Awards finalists

The Hon. Jane Prentice, Assistant Minister for Social Services and Disability Services, has announced the finalists for the 2017 National Disability Awards.

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