Media Releases by The Hon Jane Prentice MP

More inclusive remote communities

The Turnbull Government will provide more than $9.3 million in grant funding to help make remote communities more inclusive and supportive of people with disability. Minister for Social Services Dan Tehan said the thirteen projects in the Northern Territory, Queensland… Continue reading

More support for people with disability in the workplace

Support for Australians with disability in the workplace is increasing. The Australian Government today announced an expanded list of independent assessors, available to assess appropriate workplace adjustments for people with disability. These assessments, provided free of charge, enable people with… Continue reading

Businesses missing out

More than half of Australian businesses are missing out on an untapped pool of talent by overlooking candidates with disability during the hiring process. New research released by the Australian Government shows that while the majority of Australian employers are… Continue reading

Improved services and job creation in NDIS

The workforce delivering frontline National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) services has increased by 10.5 per cent, creating new jobs and providing improved support to Australians with disability. More than 2,300 jobs have been created to deliver the NDIS in local… Continue reading

Referral service for people with disability in NSW

People with disability in New South Wales will be able to make better and more informed decisions with information provided with the help of a $3.1 million grant. The Turnbull Government will fund Information on Disability, Education, Awareness Services (IDEAS)… Continue reading

Blind Adventurer announced as 2018 Patron

Assistant Minister for Social Services and Disability Services Jane Prentice today announced blind adventurer and chocolatier Gerrard Gosens OAM as the 2018 Patron for International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD). Mrs Prentice said three-time Paralympian and business owner Mr… Continue reading

Creating opportunities for jobseekers with disability

The Turnbull Government is strengthening support for businesses employing people with disability through a range of new initiatives. Assistant Minster for Social Services and Disability Services Jane Prentice today announced the national roll out of 2018 AccessAbility Day. “AccessAbility Day… Continue reading

NDIS continues roll out across Tasmania

Tasmanian children aged 0-3 years and adults aged 35-49 years will join more than 160,000 Australians already participating in the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) from 1 July 2018. Assistant Minister for Disability Services, Jane Prentice, said the rollout of… Continue reading

NDIS continues roll out across Brisbane

Queenslanders living in Brisbane will join more than 160,000 Australians already participating in the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) from 1 July 2018. Assistant Minister for Disability Services, Jane Prentice said the rollout of the NDIS across a number of… Continue reading

NDIS rolls out across Central South Metro WA

Western Australians living in Cockburn, East Fremantle, Fremantle, Kwinana, Melville and South Perth will join more than 160,000 Australians already participating in the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) from 1 July 2018. The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) will assume… Continue reading

NDIS continues roll out across the Gold Coast

Queenslanders living in the Gold Coast and Hinterland will join more than 160,000 Australians already participating in the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) from 1 July 2018. Assistant Minister for Disability Services, Jane Prentice said the rollout of the NDIS… Continue reading

NDIS rolls out across Logan and Redlands

Queenslanders living in Logan and Redlands will join more than 160,000 Australians already participating in the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) from 1 July 2018. Assistant Minister for Disability Services, Jane Prentice said the rollout of the NDIS across a… Continue reading

NDIS rolls out across the Wheatbelt

Western Australians living in the Wheatbelt region will join more than 160,000 Australians already participating in the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) from 1 July 2018. The Wheatbelt region covers the following areas: Beverley, Boddington, Brookton, Bruce Rock, Chittering, Corrigin,… Continue reading

NDIS continues rollout across Northern Territory

Territorians living in the Darwin Urban and Central Australian regions will join more than 160,000 Australians already participating in the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) from 1 July 2018. Assistant Minister for Disability Services, Jane Prentice said the rollout of… Continue reading

NDIS continues roll out across Queensland

Queenslanders living in regions including Brisbane, Logan and Redlands, Cairns, Cassowary Coast, Tablelands, Croydon, Etheridge, Cape York, Torres Strait, Fraser Coast, North Burnett, South Burnett, Cherbourg, and the Gold Coast will join more than 160,000 Australians already participating in the… Continue reading

Supporting footballers with an intellectual disability

The Turnbull Government is supporting AFL footballers with an intellectual disability. Minister for Social Services Dan Tehan will attend the 2018 AFL National Inclusion Carnival in Launceston on Saturday 23 June. Players will compete in a round robin competition, participate… Continue reading

$97m for NDIS services across Victoria

Victorians with disability will benefit from improved access to support and services announced today. The Turnbull Government will provide more than $97 million to support people with disability and children with developmental delay and disability in Victoria across Brimbank Melton,… Continue reading

Community Services Ministers’ Meeting Communiqué

Community Services Ministers met in Canberra today and agreed priorities to improve the safety and wellbeing of children and young people. Ministers agreed to drive reform efforts through the Fourth Action Plan of the National Framework for Protecting Australia’s Children… Continue reading

Improved support for children with disability in NSW

Children with developmental delay and disability across New South Wales (NSW) will have access to Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI) services. Children in NSW with disability and developmental delay will benefit from an investment of more than $136 million in… Continue reading

Improved support for Queenslanders with disability

Queenslanders with disability will benefit from improved access to support and services announced today. The Turnbull Government will provide more than $233 million for people with disability and children with developmental delay and disability in Queensland as part of the… Continue reading

Have your say on Specialist Disability Accommodation

The Review of the Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) Pricing and Payments Framework will provide people with disability, disability sector organisations and existing or potential investors are invited to have their say. The Framework provides guidance and instruction on the pricing… Continue reading