Media Releases

November 2016

Australian Government committed to improving disability employment

Assistant Minister for Social Services and Disability Services, Jane Prentice today announced the new Disability Employment Services (DES) Reference Group, as part of the Australian Government’s commitment to reforming disability employment.

Have your say on new Disability Employment Services

People with disability, employment service providers and employers of people with disability are encouraged to provide feedback on a discussion paper aimed at introducing an improved model of Disability Employment Services (DES) from 2018.

Launch of new initiative to support young job seekers with mental illness

The Hon Jane Prentice MP, Assistant Minister for Social Services and Disability Services and Lucy Wicks MP, Federal Member for Robertson, today launched the Individual Placement and Support Trial (IPS), a new initiative to better support young people with a mental illness to find a job, with headspace in Gosford.