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Inaugural NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commissioner Appointed

Luke Michael, Monday, 18th December 2017 -  The Turnbull government has appointed an inaugural commissioner to lead the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Quality and Safeguards Commission. The Minister for Social

Disability Sector Calls on States to Value Advocacy as Federal Govt Announces $5M Funding

Wendy Williams, Monday, 18th December 2017 -  The disability sector has welcomed the announcement of more than $5 million of federal funding for advocacy work, and called on the states and territories to look to the federal government’s

Compass Group Named National Disability Employer of the Year

Luke Michael, Friday, 8th December 2017 -  A leading Australian food services company has won the Employer of the Year Award at the 2017 National Disability Awards. Held at the National Museum of Australia in Canberra on 3 December

Australians Encouraged To Have Their Say on Future of Supported Employment

Luke Michael, Friday, 8th December 2017 -  People with disability and those involved in the disability and employment sectors have been encouraged to have their say on the future of supported employment, with the release

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

International Award for JobAccess Service

Wendy Williams, Friday, 3rd March 2017 -  An Australian scheme that works to remove barriers to employment for people with disability has received international recognition. Assistant Minister for Social Services and

Grants for Community Inclusion

Wendy Williams, Monday, 13th February 2017 -  A new $13 million grant has been launched in a bid to make the community more inclusive and support people with disability. As part of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS),

NDIS Tipped to Create 1300 Jobs in NT

Wendy Williams, Friday, 27th January 2017 -  As many as 1,300 new jobs are set to be created in the Northern Territory by 2020 as a result of the National Disability Insurance Scheme. The figures, revealed in the National Disability

Historic Class Action Settlement for Workers With Intellectual Disabilities

Wendy Williams, Monday, 19th December 2016 -  As many as 10,000 workers with intellectual disabilities could be paid compensation in excess of $100 million after the Federal Court approved a historic class action settlement.

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

New National Disability and Carers Advisory Council

Wendy Williams, Tuesday, 8th November 2016 -  A new advisory council has been established to work with the federal government on policies affecting people with disability and drive the implementation of the National Disability

Disability Advocate Wins Top Award

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 8th November 2016 -  The manager of a South Australian community visitor scheme, which carries out inspections to mental health units, hospital emergency departments and disability accommodation,…
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