Media Releases

NDIS Commission roll-out is on target

The roll-out of the National Disability Insurance Scheme Quality and Safeguards Commission (NDIS Commission) is continuing on time and according to plan, Minister for Families and Social Services Paul Fletcher said today.

$19.9m in grants will help open path to jobs

The Liberal National Government has opened applications for grants totalling $19.9 million for organisations that help smooth the way for Australians with disability into work.

Young adults with Down syndrome to benefit from pilot employment program

The Federal Liberal National Government has announced funding for an innovative new pilot program to educate and employ young adults with Down syndrome.

Governments take action to increase Specialist Disability Accommodation

The Federal Liberal National Government has announced immediate reforms to boost Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) for eligible National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) participants.

Let’s talk about work – NDIS webinar for participants wanting employment supports in plan

National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) participants, families and carers are being urged to join a free webinar to learn more about being supported to achieve employment goals. The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) will be hosting the hour-long webinar: ‘Let’s Talk About Work’, on Thursday 21 February 2019.

Government welcomes Productivity Commission review of the National Disability Agreement

Liberal-National Government has welcomed the release of the Productivity Commission’s Final Report of its review of the National Disability Agreement. The Government will consider the findings and recommendations of the Report and develop a new strategy for the next decade and beyond

New initiatives to help NDIS participants in Geelong who want to move into work

Assistant Minister for Social Services, Housing and Disability Services, Sarah Henderson will visit Matchworks in Geelong today to present a range of practical changes to help National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) participants with career goals to develop their skills and find work.

More roadblocks removed for NDIS participants to move into work

New and practical changes to help National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) participants with career aspirations to find work are kicking in next month, the Federal Government has announced.

Henderson brings together housing providers to tackle Victoria’s housing affordability problem

Assistant Minister for Social Services, Housing and Disability Services, Sarah Henderson, will meet with Victorian community housing providers today as part of a roundtable to discuss the future of affordable housing.

Sarah Henderson congratulates Australian of the Year winners and nominees

Assistant Minister for Social Services, Housing and Disability Services, Sarah Henderson, congratulates Richard Harris and Craig Challen on winning the Australian of the Year Award.

Innovative online program to provide much needed support to youth nationally

Liberal-National Government today announced $2.4 million in funding for thousands of young Australians with mental illness for the Digital Work and Study Service. The funding builds on the earlier announcement from this week for a $17m extension and expansion of the Individual Placement and Support Trial.

Funding of $300,000 to support people with disability attend international human rights forums

Funding to assist people with disability and their representatives has been announced. $100,000 will be provided over three years to 2020-2021. The funding enables people with disability to contribute to important discussions about disability on an international stage.

Victorian Labor spending on social housing drops further

New data out today shows Victoria is spending less than any other state on social housing, and less than half the national average.

Enhanced NDIS website launched

Launch of new National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) website following consultation and feedback from participants, families, carers, providers and sector representatives.

Liberal-National Government’s $17m boost to help young Australians with mental illness find work

The Liberal-National Government will help more young Australians with mental illness to enter the workforce, allocating $17 million of increased funding for an innovative trial that co-locates job placement and other support services with youth mental health services.

A quarter of a million Australians now benefitting from NDIS

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) has reached a major milestone with more than 250,000 Australians now receiving support under the world-leading Scheme. This includes approximately 78,000 people receiving life-changing support for the first time under the NDIS.

Grants now open to make conferences more accessible

The Liberal-National Government has announced the opening of the National Disability Conference Initiative grants, with organisations set to share in $315,000 of funding.

$25 million for NDIA Early Childhood Services in Western Australia

Investment of more than $25 million to deliver front line Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI) services under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) in Western Australia.

NDIS now available across all of Queensland

All eligible Queenslanders now have access to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) with the Scheme rolling out in the last remaining regions in Queensland; Moreton Bay and the Sunshine Coast on 1 January 2019.

NDIS now available across all of Victoria

All eligible Victorians now have access to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) with the Scheme rolling out on 1 January 2019 in the last remaining regions in Victoria; Goulburn, Mallee and Outer Gippsland.