Media Releases

May 2017

A million reasons to support young carers

Minister for Social Services, Christian Porter, and Assistant Minister for Social Services and Disability Services, Jane Prentice, today announced an additional $1 million to continue the Young Carer Bursary Program in 2018.

Disability no barrier to dance

A new initiative to give children with disability a chance to express themselves through dance has been awarded $627,000 under a federal NDIS (National Disability Insurance Scheme) program.

Queensland regions get early access to the NDIS

Hundreds of Queenslanders with disability in Ipswich, Bundaberg and Rockhampton will get earlier access to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) thanks to a decision of the Commonwealth and Queensland Governments.

New approach for autism

The Hon Jane Prentice MP, Assistant Minister for Social Services and Disability Services has announced a new way to help those with autism access the services they need.

Employing more people with disability makes good business sense

The Hon Jane Prentice MP, Assistant Minister for Social Services and Disability Services spoke today at the Australian Network on Disability’s 9th Annual National Conference in Melbourne to reaffirm the Australian Government’s commitment to improving employment outcomes for people with disability and to outline the government’s support for businesses.

Unleashing Potential in the Disability Employment Sector

The Hon Jane Prentice MP, Assistant Minister for Social Services and Disability Services has today reaffirmed the Australian Government’s commitment to help people with disability to get jobs with mainstream employers.

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