Media Releases by The Hon Jane Prentice MP

Supporting NDIS innovation in the NT

NDIS providers in the Northern Territory are being supported to expand and deliver services in new ways, as part of the final round of the Northern Territory Innovation Grant program. The Turnbull Government is providing $2 million in funding across… Continue reading

A more inclusive Australia

Australians with disability will be empowered to exercise more choice and control in their lives. The Turnbull Government will provide $56 million in grant funding to projects that help make Australia more inclusive for people with disability. Many of the… Continue reading

Additional funding for disability advocacy

The Turnbull Government is providing an additional $2.4 million a year for the National Disability Advocacy Program in New South Wales and Queensland. The additional funding will ensure each state and territory receives equitable funding for advocacy from the Australian… Continue reading

NDIS continues to roll out across Adelaide

South Australians aged 18 to 64 years living in the Adelaide Hills, Western Adelaide and Eastern Adelaide regions will join more than 140,000 Australians already participating in the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) from 1 April 2018. Assistant Minister for… Continue reading

Bayside Peninsula residents to join NDIS

Victorians living in the Bayside Peninsula region will join more than 140,000 Australians already participating in the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) from 1 April 2018. Assistant Minister for Disability Services, Jane Prentice said the roll out of the NDIS… Continue reading

Supporting Australia’s carers

Australia’s unpaid carers will benefit from new services to help them manage their daily challenges, reduce stress and plan for the future. The Turnbull Government today announced an additional $85.6 million to fund new supports and services for Australia’s unpaid… Continue reading

Hume Moreland residents to join NDIS

Victorians living in the Hume Moreland region will join more than 140,000 Australians already participating in the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) from 1 March 2018. Assistant Minister for Disability Services, Jane Prentice said the roll out of the NDIS… Continue reading

Supporting people with disability seeking work

Australians with a disability will be better supported in their search for a job. The Turnbull Government today announced a new round of offers to organisations seeking to be providers of Disability Employment Services (DES) from 1 July 2018. The… Continue reading

National Disability Conference Initiative Grants open

The Australian Government is making it easier for people with a disability to participate in nationally focused, disability-related conferences held in Australia. Assistant Minister for Social Services and Disability Services, Jane Prentice, said grants of up to $10,000 are available… Continue reading

NDIS Innovation Grant Applications Open

Grant funding is now available to community providers for innovative projects to support the implementation of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) in the Northern Territory. Funding for the grants has been made available under the Australian Government’s Sector Development… Continue reading

Inaugural NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commissioner

The Turnbull Government has appointed the inaugural Commissioner to lead the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Quality and Safeguards Commission. Social Services Minister, Christian Porter, today announced the appointment of Mr Graeme Head as Commissioner. The Minister said that Mr… Continue reading

AccessAbility Day a resounding success

Last Friday marked the end of the AccessAbility Day pilot, which ran from 4–8 December. More than 240 employers registered in the eight regional and metropolitan pilot locations across Australia, collectively hosting more than 440 people with disability in their… Continue reading

Winners announced for the 2017 National Disability Awards

The Assistant Minister for Social Services and Disability Services, the Hon Jane Prentice MP, has tonight announced this year’s 2017 National Disability Awards winners at the National Museum of Australia in Canberra. Minister Prentice congratulated the five winners acknowledging their… Continue reading

Improving Disability Employment Outcomes

Today, the Hon Jane Prentice, Assistant Minister for Social Services and Disability Services, met with people with disability, employers and government representatives to discuss improving employment outcomes for people with disability. “Employment is extremely important for both individuals and their… Continue reading