The Hon Jane Prentice MP
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The Turnbull Government is providing an additional $2.4 million a year for the National Disability Advocacy Program in New South Wales and Queensland.
South Australians aged 18 to 64 years living in the Adelaide Hills, Western Adelaide and Eastern Adelaide regions will join more than 140,000 Australians already participating in the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) from 1 April 2018.
Victorians living in the Bayside Peninsula region will join more than 140,000 Australians already participating in the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) from 1 April 2018.
The Parliamentary Friends group remind us of the values and principles that bind all of us in this iconic place. Eye health and vision care is a cause we can and should support. I commend Vision 2020 on advocating for the elimination of preventable blindness and vision loss for close to twenty years. Vision 2020 is a strong voice in ensuring Australia meets our obligations to the World Health Organisation’s Universal Eye Health: a global action plan 2014-2019.
The Government is committed to improving the lives of People with Disability. Today, the International Day of People with Disability, we celebrate your achievements and commit to continuing to work towards a more inclusive community.
I welcome the opportunity to talk to you today about the work the Australian Government is doing to improve employment supports for people with disability. Rick and his team from Disability Employment Australia are passionate about working closely with Government to ensure that we hear your feedback so we can build a better system.