Media Releases

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.

NDIS available to more Queenslanders

More Queenslanders will soon have access to the life-changing National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) as it rolls out to people in the local government areas of Mackay, Isaac and Whitsunday from tomorrow.

$3m to help mental health providers transition to the NDIS

Assistant Minister for Social Services and Disability Services, the Hon Jane Prentice MP, announced the Federal Government is providing a $3 million assistance package to support mental health providers transition to the NDIS.

ACT marks NDIS Milestone

Hon Jane Prentice, Assistant Minister for Social Services and Disability Services, was delighted to attend a special event today to mark a major milestone for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) in the ACT - the 5000th participant to receive their NDIS plan.

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