Media Releases

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.

Loddon welcomes the NDIS

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) will roll out to residents of the Loddon region, including Greater Bendigo, Echuca, Kyneton and Kyabram, from 1 May, improving the lives of Victorians with disability and generating hundreds of jobs in the region.

Only 3 weeks left for BSWAT Payment Scheme

Eligible supported employees of Australian Disability Enterprises (ADE) have less than three weeks to register for the Business Services Wage Assessment Tool (BSWAT) Payment Scheme to receive a payment from the Australian Government.

New Audio Description Working Group to improve accessibility

The Turnbull Government has announced the formation of an Audio Description Working Group to examine options for increasing the availability of audio description services in Australia, following the ABC’s recent trial on iview.

$85m to deliver NDIS in Victoria

Four local service providers will share in $85 million of funding to deliver Local Area Coordination (LAC) and Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI) services in Victoria to support the rollout of National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) from 2017.

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