Media Releases

More inclusive remote communities

The Turnbull Government will provide more than $9.3 million in grant funding to help make remote communities more inclusive and supportive of people with disability.

More support for people with disability in the workplace

Support for Australians with disability in the workplace is increasing.

Businesses missing out

More than half of Australian businesses are missing out on an untapped pool of talent by overlooking candidates with disability during the hiring process. New research released by the Australian Government shows that while the majority of Australian employers are open to hiring people with disability (77 per cent), a much lower percentage (35 per cent) demonstrate behavioural commitment to doing so.

Improved services and job creation in NDIS

More than 2,300 jobs have been created to deliver the NDIS in local communities across Australia.

Referral service for people with disability in NSW

People with disability in New South Wales will be able to make better and more informed decisions with information provided with the help of a $3.1 million grant.

Blind Adventurer announced as 2018 Patron

Blind adventurer and chocolatier Gerrard Gosens OAM announced as the 2018 Patron for International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD).

Creating opportunities for jobseekers with disability

The Turnbull Government is strengthening support for businesses employing people with disability through a range of new initiatives. Assistant Minster for Social Services and Disability Services Jane Prentice today announced the national roll out of 2018 AccessAbility Day.

NDIS rolls out across the Wheatbelt

Western Australians living in the Wheatbelt region will join more than 160,000 Australians already participating in the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) from 1 July 2018.

NDIS continues roll out across Cairns and Far North Queensland

Queenslanders living in Cairns and Far North Queensland will join more than 160,000 Australians already participating in the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) from 1 July 2018.

NDIS rolls out across Logan and Redlands

Queenslanders living in Logan and Redlands will join more than 160,000 Australians already participating in the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) from 1 July 2018.

NDIS continues roll out across the Gold Coast

Queenslanders living in the Gold Coast and Hinterland will join more than 160,000 Australians already participating in the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) from 1 July 2018.

NDIS rolls out across Central South Metro WA

Western Australians living in Cockburn, East Fremantle, Fremantle, Kwinana, Melville and South Perth will join more than 160,000 Australians already participating in the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) from 1 July 2018.

NDIS continues roll out across Brisbane

Queenslanders living in Brisbane will join more than 160,000 Australians already participating in the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) from 1 July 2018.

NDIS continues roll out across Tasmania

Tasmanian children aged 0-3 years and adults aged 35-49 years will join more than 160,000 Australians already participating in the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) from 1 July 2018.

NDIS continues roll out across Queensland

Queenslanders living in regions including Brisbane, Logan and Redlands, Cairns, Cassowary Coast, Tablelands, Croydon, Etheridge, Cape York, Torres Strait, Fraser Coast, North Burnett, South Burnett, Cherbourg, and the Gold Coast will join more than 160,000 Australians already participating in the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) from 1 July 2018.

NDIS continues rollout across Northern Territory

Territorians living in the Darwin Urban and Central Australian regions will join more than 160,000 Australians already participating in the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) from 1 July 2018.

NDIS roll outs across Fraser Coast, North Burnett, South Burnett and Cherbourg

Queenslanders living in the Fraser Coast, North Burnett, South Burnett and Cherbourg region will join more than 160,000 Australians already participating in the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) from 1 July 2018.

Supporting footballers with an intellectual disability

The Turnbull Government is supporting AFL footballers with an intellectual disability. Minister for Social Services Dan Tehan will attend the 2018 AFL National Inclusion Carnival in Launceston on Saturday 23 June. Players will compete in a round robin competition, participate in education sessions, run football clinics for local specialist schools, and promote the importance of people with an intellectual disability engaging in sport.

Grants top-up to support NDIS transition for West Australians

Assistant Minister for Social Services and Disability Services, Jane Prentice and Disability Services Minister Stephen Dawson has today announced a funding commitment to ensure transition to the NDIS in Western Australia is as seamless as possible.

Support for Australians with disability in the workplace

Australians with disability will be supported to continue in employment with the Turnbull Government providing $5.3 million to supplement their wages.