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Employers Urged to Help People with Disabilities

Lina Caneva, Monday, 21st June 2010 -    Australia’s employers have been called on to play their part to lower Australia’s unemployment rate for people with a disability 
The call came as three

Innovation Fund Boost For Disability Employment

Lina Caneva, Monday, 21st June 2010 -  The Rudd Government has announced Round 3 of the Federal Innovation Fund that will include $3 million for social enterprises focussed on jobseekers with disability. The funding…

Funds to Enhance Disability Advocacy

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 16th June 2010 -  The newly established Disability Advocacy Network Australia, DANA, will receive $60,000 in Federal funding to help people with a disability, their families and carers participate…

Disability Tax Reform Introduced into Parliament

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 26th May 2010 -  The Rudd Government has introduced legislation to provide tax law reforms for people with severe disabilities along with their families and carers. In particular, the legislation…

Disability Employees Protest Funding Cuts

Staff Reporter, Monday, 24th May 2010 -  Disability Service Providers head to Canberra in an attempt to reverse funding cuts from the Federal Budget. Australian Disability Enterprises (ADE’s) which provides supported…

Respite Online Information Service

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 20th April 2010 -  A new online resource will help Victorians living with a disability, their families and carers have easier access to respite by providing the latest information about available…

New Productivity Commission Inquiry – Disability Support

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 14th April 2010 -  The Australian  Productivity Commission has begun its inquiry into a National Disability Care and Support scheme. The Inquiry forms part of the Rudd Government’s ten…

Government Releases Full Disability Report

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 8th December 2009 -   The report called The Way Forward: A new disability policy framework for Australia, outlines the drawbacks of the current system given that the number of people with a severe…

National Disability Award Winners Announced

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 8th December 2009 -  Winners of the 2009 National Disability Awards were announced at an awards ceremony at Parliament House recently, as part of the lead up to International Day of People with Disability…

Commission Welcomes Partnership on Housing

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 10th November 2009 -  The meeting, held at Kirribilli House and hosted by the Prime Minister’s wife, Therese Rein and Parliamentary Secretary Bill Shorten, brought together 20 of Australia’s…

More People using Disability Services

Staff Reporter, Monday, 3rd November 2008 -  The number of people using disability support services in Australia has increased by 24% over the past four years, according to a report released today by the Australian Institute…

Missed Business’ – Disability Guide

Staff Reporter, Monday, 6th December 2004 -  Acting Disability Discrimination Commissioner, Dr Sev Ozdowski, has launched a new guide for small businesses on how to improve access and services to their customers titled ‘Miss…
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