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DES is working, so why is no one talking about it?

Rick Kane, Wednesday, 11th August 2021 -  Australia’s Disability Employment Services (DES) program is proving to be the best hope for people with disability finding meaningful work. So why are the critics getting the program

The problem with employment services: providers profit more than job seekers

Contributor, Wednesday, 21st July 2021 -  The current system is premised on competition, not collaboration, and does not provide the support both job seekers and employers need, writes Martin Loosemore. The federal government

Disability Groups Slam Changes to DES Program

Luke Michael, Thursday, 19th July 2018 -  It is feared the Commonwealth’s new $800 million disability employment program, being described as a “deep disappointment”, will only make it harder for people with disability

Industry Paper Outlines DES Reform

Wendy Williams, Monday, 3rd July 2017 -  A new industry information paper has been released by the Australian government outlining the future arrangements for the Disability Employment Services (DES) program. In this

Sector Leaders Take Seat at the Table to Discuss New Model DES

Wendy Williams, Friday, 18th November 2016 -  Leaders from the disability sector are being brought together to help shape a new model of Disability Employment Services. Assistant Minister for Social Services and Disability

Plan Management Key to NDIS Success

Wendy Williams, Tuesday, 15th November 2016 -  Plan management is the key to success for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), according to an expert from the US. President of financial management service organisation


It’s Time Business Played its Part in Disability Employment

Staff Reporter, Monday, 21st July 2014 -  Even with the current government incentives and employee support programs in place, the private sector remains hesitant to give people with disability a chance to live and thrive

Disability Employment Services Out for Tender

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 29th May 2014 -  The Federal Government is opening up the tender process for the first time to full competition for the delivery of the Disability Employment Services – Disability Management…

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How to be a Disability Confident Organisation

Staff Reporter, Monday, 10th February 2014 -  Becoming a disability confident organisation means embracing inclusion, writes Disability Employment Australia CEO Lynette May. Do you understand how people with disability…

Fifield Cuts Red Tape for Disability Employment Services

Staff Reporter, Monday, 6th January 2014 -  The Federal Government says it has made its first changes to lessen the administrative burden on Disability Employment Services providers. According to Assistant Minister for…

Call to Delay Tender Process for Disability Employment Services

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 29th November 2011 -  Disability Employment Australia has called on the Federal Government to delay the proposed public tender process for Disability Employment Services in the light of recommendations
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