Media Releases

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.

$97m for NDIS services across Victoria

The Turnbull Government will provide more than $97 million to support people with disability and children with developmental delay and disability in Victoria across Brimbank Melton, Western Melbourne, Southern Melbourne, Outer Gippsland, Mallee, and Goulburn Victorian regions, as part of the final rollout of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

Community Services Ministers’ Meeting Communiqué

Community Services Ministers met in Canberra today and agreed priorities to improve the safety and wellbeing of children and young people.

Improved support for Queenslanders with disability

Queenslanders with disability will benefit from improved access to support and services announced today.

Improved support for children with disability in NSW

Children with developmental delay and disability across New South Wales (NSW) will have access to Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI) services.

Have your say on Specialist Disability Accommodation

The Review of the Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) Pricing and Payments Framework will provide people with disability, disability sector organisations and existing or potential investors are invited to have their say. The Framework provides guidance and instruction on the pricing and payment arrangements for SDA funding.

Improving access to printed products for people with disability

Australians with vision impairment, a physical disability or learning disability will be able to live independently, participate in education, and gain employment through a program that makes things easier to read.

National Disability Insurance Agency opens doors in Chermside

People living with disability in Brisbane and south east Queensland will be able to access information about the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) more easily following the opening of a new National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) office in Chermside.

Supporting NDIS innovation in the NT

NDIS providers in the Northern Territory are being supported to expand and deliver services in new ways, as part of the final round of the Northern Territory Innovation Grant program.

Support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with disability

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are 1.8 times more likely to have a disability, but proportionately do not use disability support services as much as other Australians with disability.

Better support for people with disability seeking work

Australians with disability will be better supported in their search for a job. The final list of organisations to deliver Disability Employment Services (DES) from 1 July 2018 is announced today.

A more inclusive Australia

Australians with disability will be empowered to exercise more choice and control in their lives. The Turnbull Government will provide $56 million in grant funding to projects that help make Australia more inclusive for people with disability.

Additional funding for disability advocacy

The Turnbull Government is providing an additional $2.4 million a year for the National Disability Advocacy Program in New South Wales and Queensland.

Bayside Peninsula residents to join NDIS

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.

NDIS continues to roll out across Adelaide

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.

Supporting Australia’s carers

Australia’s unpaid carers will benefit from new services to help them manage their daily challenges, reduce stress and plan for the future.

Hume Moreland residents to join NDIS

Victorians living in the Hume Moreland region will join more than 140,000 Australians already participating in the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) from 1 March 2018.

Supporting people with disability seeking work

Australians with a disability will be better supported in their search for a job. The Turnbull Government today announced a new round of offers to organisations seeking to be providers of Disability Employment Services (DES) from 1 July 2018.

National Disability Conference Initiative Grants open

The Australian Government is making it easier for people with a disability to participate in nationally focused, disability-related conferences held in Australia.

NDIS Innovation Grant Applications Open

Grant funding is now available to community providers for innovative projects to support the implementation of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) in the Northern Territory.