Media Releases by The Hon Jane Prentice MP

NDIS rolls out early in Rockhampton

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) will become available to Queenslanders in Rockhampton, Gladstone and west to the South Australian and Northern Territory borders from…

NDIS launches in East Melbourne

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) will become available to Victorians in Inner and Outer Eastern Melbourne from 1 November 2017, improving the lives of…

NDIS provides $80 million for inclusion

More than $80 million worth of grants to help make communities more inclusive and supportive of people with disability in New South Wales (NSW), South…

Spotlight on 2.7 million carers

The Hon Jane Prentice MP, Assistant Minister for Social Services and Disability Services, today launched National Carers Week 2017 in Brisbane. Carers Week runs from…

New guide to navigate the NDIS

A new guide developed jointly by the Australian Government and Flinders University will support mental health providers in making it easier for people with a…

Disability Awards finalists

The Hon. Jane Prentice, Assistant Minister for Social Services and Disability Services, has announced the finalists for the 2017 National Disability Awards. The Awards recognise…

Green light for Orange disability housing

Ground has broken on a new disability housing project in Orange, New South Wales, with support of more than $830,000 from the Australian Government’s $10…

More NDIS Partnerships

Victorians living with disability in the Hume Moreland and Bayside Peninsula areas will benefit from an investment of more than $63 million (Hume Moreland $25.7…

Carers embrace Gateway support

A national online and telephone support service set up to provide assistance to Australia’s 2.7 million carers has already helped more than half a million…

More Funding For NDIS Workforce

The Australian Government is investing more than $1 million to support workforce innovations under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). The Hon Jane Prentice, Assistant…

Rockhampton’s NDIS Partners announced

Carers Queensland and BUSHkids will share more than $23 million to deliver Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI) and Local Area Coordination (LAC) services in Rockhampton…

$700,000 for supported employment

The Hon Jane Prentice MP, Assistant Minister for Social Services and Disability Services has announced $700,000 to expand the BuyAbility website with a new search…

NDIS brings 150 jobs to western Sydney

Western Sydney will be the location for the head office of the new National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Quality and Safeguards Commission. Minister for Social…

NDIS Grants Connect the Community

Organisations seeking to increase inclusion and support people with disability are invited to apply for a national grant program. As part of the National Disability…

NDIS supporting 100,000 Australians

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) has reached a major milestone with 100,000 Australians with disability now having choice and control over life-changing support delivered…

New disability job provider panel

A new panel of Disability Employment Service (DES) providers is being established to help people with disability find and keep jobs. The Hon Jane Prentice,…

Disability support for conferences

The Federal Government will spend $313,000 to help people with disability take part in conferences across the country. Grants of up to $10,000 have been…

Nominations closing for Disability Awards

Nominations will close soon for the 2017 National Disability Awards, which recognise the tireless work of people to improve the lives of 4.3 million Australians…

NDIA HQ construction underway in Geelong

Construction has commenced on the new National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) headquarters in Geelong. Minister for Social Services, Christian Porter, who today turned the ‘first…

Government welcomes new NDIA Chief

The appointment by the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) of a new CEO has been welcomed by the Turnbull Government. Social Services Minister, Christian Porter,…