Media Releases

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.

$23.3m to deliver NDIS in SA

Feros Care has been announced as the successful Local Area Coordination (LAC) partner in Barossa, Light and Lower North and Northern Adelaide to support the rollout of National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) from 2017.

More than $17m to deliver NDIS in ACT

Two local service providers will share in $17.6 million of funding to deliver Local Area Coordination (LAC) and Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI) services in the ACT to support the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

Community collaboration key to NDIS delivery

The Hon Jane Prentice MP, Assistant Minister for Social Services and Disability Services, will today launch the NDIA Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Engagement Strategy and Rural and Remote Strategy in Cairns.

Prentice seeks an innovative approach to disability employment

Today, the Hon Jane Prentice MP, Assistant Minister for Social Services and Disability Services, visited The Heights School in Adelaide, to see the Dandelion Work Experience Program in action. The program is a six week course for students with autism to work on software development projects in partnership with Hewlett Packard.

Engaging with employers key in DES reform

The Hon Jane Prentice MP, Assistant Minister for Social Services and Disability Services, has reaffirmed the Coalition Government’s commitment to reforming Disability Employment Services (DES).

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