Media Releases by Senator the Hon Jan McLucas

Fund helps Australians get ready for an NDIS

The Australian Government today announced the 73 successful projects that will share funding from the $10 million Practical Design Fund to help prepare for the introduction of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). The Practical Design Fund identifies practical solutions… Continue reading

Celebrating International Day of People with Disability

The Minister for Disability Reform, Jenny Macklin, the Parliamentary Secretary for Disabilities and Carers, Jan McLucas and Parliamentary Secretary for School Education, Jacinta Collins, today celebrated International Day of People with Disability with students, staff and parents at Clifton Hill… Continue reading

Disability Champions Celebrated in National Awards

Thirteen outstanding individuals and organisations were tonight honoured for their work to improve the lives of people with disability at the annual National Disability Awards. The Awards, now in their sixth year, celebrate the remarkable contributions of people with disability… Continue reading

App to make livable housing a reality

Designing and building ‘livable homes’ suitable for people in all stages of life will be much easier, with a new iPhone and iPad application to be developed with the help of $60,000 in Australian Government funding. Speaking at the RI… Continue reading

Locals lead the way on an NDIS

Parliamentary Secretary for Disabilities and Carers, Senator Jan McLucas and Member for McEwen, Rob Mitchell joined local people with disability, their families, carers and service providers to discuss the roll-out of a National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) at a community… Continue reading

Newman Government’s shortcuts hurt disability parking

People with disability in Queensland have been dealt another blow following changes by the Newman Government to disability parking permits. The Queensland Government will stop producing the high quality and fraud proof polypropylene disability parking permit for a cheaper and… Continue reading

Locals lead the way on an NDIS

Parliamentary Secretary for Disabilities and Carers, Senator Jan McLucas and Member for Isaacs, Mark Dreyfus joined local people with disability, their families, carers and service providers to discuss the roll-out of a National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) at a community… Continue reading

WA advocate recognised in national awards

A West Australian disability advocate has been recognised nationally for her ongoing and significant contribution to the disability reform agenda. Parliamentary Secretary for Disabilities and Carers, Senator Jan McLucas and Senator for Western Australia, Louise Pratt today met with Ms… Continue reading

Local company’s innovation nationally recognised

World-first technology that enables people who are deaf or hearing impaired to enjoy live theatre is one of the innovative products developed by an Adelaide company that has earned them a nomination for the 2012 National Disability Awards. Parliamentary Secretary… Continue reading

Supporting older supported employees in retirement

The Australian Government will deliver $1.2 million to support older employees working in Australian Disability Enterprises transition into retirement. Addressing the National Disability Services Employment Conference in Adelaide today, Parliamentary Secretary for Disabilities and Carers, Senator Jan McLucas announced the… Continue reading

Champions of people with disability in Asia-Pacific

The Minister for Foreign Affairs, Senator Bob Carr and the Parliamentary Secretary for Disabilities and Carers, Senator Jan McLucas today congratulated the winners of the Asia-Pacific Disability Champions Award. Frank Hall-Bentick from Australia, Setareki Macanawai from Fiji and Senator Monthian… Continue reading

Thousands Sharing a Cuppa To Make An NDIS Real

The Prime Minister and members of the Gillard Government today joined thousands of people across Australia to share a cup of tea with friends, family and fellow campaigners in support of a National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). More than 1700… Continue reading

Round-the-clock recognition of our carers

In a world first, an orchestra will take centre stage at a free, 24-hour concert this Saturday night in Melbourne to raise awareness of the round-the-clock role of our nation’s carers. The Parliamentary Secretary for Disabilities and Carers, Senator Jan… Continue reading

Young people working towards a bright future

Young people with disability in Far North Queensland explored career, training and lifestyle options at an expo in Cairns today. Attending the 2012 Post School Expo, Parliamentary Secretary for Disabilities and Carers and Queensland Senator Jan McLucas said it was… Continue reading