Media Releases by The Hon Jane Prentice MP

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 people with disability and generating more than 1000 new jobs in the wider region. Jane… Continue reading

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 1 November 2017, improving the lives of Queenslanders with disability and generating more than 850… Continue reading

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 Australia (SA) and the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) are now available. This latest round of… Continue reading

New plan for Indigenous people with disability

A $3 million plan has been unveiled to address the cultural barriers and disadvantage faced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with disability. Minister for Social Services, Christian Porter, Assistant Minister for Disability Services, Jane Prentice and Minister for… Continue reading

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 15-21 October and recognises the outstanding contribution of Australia’s 2.7 million unpaid carers. “National Carers… Continue reading

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 psychosocial disability to access the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). The Hon Jane Prentice, Assistant… Continue reading

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 outstanding achievements of organisations and individuals working to bring about positive change and outcomes in… Continue reading

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 million Specialist Disability Accommodation Initiative (SDAI), under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). Assistant Minister… Continue reading

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 million and Bayside Peninsula $37.4 million) for the delivery of services under the National Disability… Continue reading

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 people. The Hon Jane Prentice, Assistant Minister for Social Services and Disability Services, said Carers… Continue reading

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 Minister for Disability Services has announced funding for eight projects under Round 2 of the… Continue reading

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 as part of the rollout of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). The Hon. Jane… Continue reading

$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 tool to enhance access to goods and services provided by Australian Disability Enterprises (ADEs). “ADEs… Continue reading

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 Services Christian Porter and Assistant Minister for Social and Disability Services and Disability Services, Jane… Continue reading

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 Insurance Scheme (NDIS), the Information, Linkages and Capacity Building (ILC) National Readiness Grants are designed… Continue reading

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 through the Scheme. Minister for Social Services, Christian Porter, said the achievement represented significant progress… Continue reading

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, Assistant Minister for Social Services and Disability Services, has invited those with experience in delivering… Continue reading

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 awarded to 33 organisations under the National Disability Conference Initiative (NDCI). The Hon Jane Prentice,… Continue reading

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 with disability. The Hon. Jane Prentice MP, Assistant Minister for Social Services and Disability Services,… Continue reading

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, congratulated Mr Rob De Luca on his appointment as Chief Executive Officer of the NDIA,… Continue reading

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 sod’ on the site, said the signing of an Agreement for Lease on the new… Continue reading