Media Releases

NDIS now available across all of Tasmania

All eligible Tasmanians now have access to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) with the Scheme becoming available on 1 January 2019 to the last remaining age group in Tasmania – those aged between 50 and 64 years old.

More than $19 million to support the work of the NDIS Participant Employment Taskforce

The Liberal-National Government is backing the work of its newly established National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Participant Employment Taskforce with $19.9 million of grants for projects to boost employment for Australians with a disability.

New report supports small business to employ people with disability

Assistant Minister for Social Services, Housing and Disability Services, Sarah Henderson, today announced the findings of a new research report to understand and uncover relevant enablers and initiatives for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) that will make it easier to employ a person with disability.

Ethan exits National Rental Affordability Scheme in a win for mum and dad investors

Ethan Affordable Housing Limited has left the National Rental Affordability Scheme (NRAS) sector.

NDIS receives $398m to build a more inclusive Australia

Australians with disability are set to benefit from a new approach to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Information, Linkages and Capacity (ILC) Building program.

Joint review of community housing regulation begins to drive investment and improve outcomes

The Commonwealth and New South Wales Governments have jointly announced a comprehensive review of the National Regulatory System for Community Housing.

International Day of People with Disability recognises Australia’s most talented paralympians

The Australian Government is supporting the Para-performance of the Year Award given in recognition of significant sporting achievements during the year, as part of the 2018 International Day of People with Disability celebrations.

New and improved NDIS website

The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) today released a test version of a new NDIS website to help people access information about the world leading Scheme.

NDIS delivers increased pricing to support people with complex needs

People with disability with complex support needs are set to benefit from improved support under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

National Awards for Disability Leadership

Assistant Minister Henderson expresses her delight to be part of the National Awards for Disability Leadership and says it was an honour to join in the celebrations for International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD).

National ABC scholarship to support emerging voices in the disability community

Assistant Minister for Social Services, Housing and Disability Services, Sarah Henderson today announced her support for the ABC Regional Storyteller scholarship.

Continuing critical work of 1800RESPECT

The flagship national domestic and family violence and sexual assault counselling, information and support service, 1800RESPECT, will receive $10.9 million in additional Australian Government funding to meet ongoing demand.

19.9m investment in building community organisations and opportunities for Australians with disability

Opening of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Information, Linkages and Capacity Building (ILC) new grant round.

Employers and people with disability connect to explore the possibilities

More than 480 employers and over 830 people with disability across Australia are participating in AccessAbility Day this week.

New Framework to ensure NDIS Provider Markets are available to participants

Assistant Minister for Social Services, Housing and Disability Services, Sarah Henderson, today announced a new National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Market Enablement Framework.

Register events now for International Day of People with Disability

Clubs, community groups, schools and businesses are encouraged to hold an event to celebrate International Day of People with Disability on 3 December 2018.

Government offers $10m in grants to boost NDIS jobs and market

Organisations with innovative ideas to improve the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) workforce are being invited to apply for a share of $10 million in funding to expand the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) workforce and services.

Government unveils NDIS Participant Employment Taskforce

Tearing down barriers to employment for Australians with a disability is the mission of a new joint taskforce, announced by the Morrison Government today.

NDIS participant satisfaction hits 93 per cent

The latest quarterly data for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) released today shows that 93 per cent of participants now rate their experience as ‘Very Good’ or ‘Good’ – its highest level since the trial phase.

Improved NDIS planning for people with complex support needs

Assistant Minister for Social Services, Housing and Disability Services, Sarah Henderson, today announced the commencement of the rollout of a new National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Complex Support Needs Pathway.