Media Releases by The Hon Sarah Henderson MP

National Awards for Disability Leadership

Media Statement It was an honour to join in the celebrations yesterday for International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD). I was delighted to be a part of the National Awards for Disability Leadership via webcast from Parliament House. The… Continue reading

Continuing critical work of 1800RESPECT

The flagship national domestic and family violence and sexual assault counselling, information and support service, 1800RESPECT, will receive $10.9 million in additional Australian Government funding to meet ongoing demand. The funding was announced in Canberra today by the Minister for… Continue reading

Government unveils NDIS Participant Employment Taskforce

Tearing down barriers to employment for Australians with a disability is the mission of a new joint taskforce, announced by the Morrison Government today. The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Participant Employment Taskforce will work with NDIS participant representatives, employment… Continue reading

NDIS participant satisfaction hits 93 per cent

The latest quarterly data for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) released today shows that 93 per cent of participants now rate their experience as ‘Very Good’ or ‘Good’ – its highest level since the trial phase. Some 91 per… Continue reading

Improved NDIS planning for people with complex support needs

Assistant Minister for Social Services, Housing and Disability Services, Sarah Henderson, today announced the commencement of the rollout of a new National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Complex Support Needs Pathway. The new Complex Support Needs Pathway will provide specialised support… Continue reading

2018 National Awards for Disability Leadership

The Assistant Minister for Social Services, Housing and Disability Services, Sarah Henderson today announced that the Morrison Government will partner with the disability sector to support the 2018 National Awards for Disability Leadership, to be held on 3 December 2018.… Continue reading

Register now for AccessAbility Day

Registrations are now open for AccessAbility Day 2018, an Australian Government initiative bringing employers and people with disability together for a day. Sarah Henderson, Assistant Minister for Social Services, Housing and Disability Services, has encouraged employers to host a person… Continue reading

New-format NDIS plan released this week

The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) has released a new-format plan to assist National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) participants understand their plan and provide a single point of contact. Assistant Minister for Social Services, Housing and Disability Services, Sarah Henderson,… Continue reading

National Disability and Carer Advisory Council

The Assistant Minister for Social Services, Housing and Disability Services, the Hon Sarah Henderson MP, attended the National Disability and Carers Advisory Council in Melbourne on Tuesday 30 October 2018. This was the first meeting Ms Henderson co-chaired, with Council… Continue reading

Government supports kids with disability at Invictus Games

The Hon Sarah Henderson MP, Assistant Minister for Social Services, Housing and Disability Services, announced today the Australian Government’s support for young people with disability by sponsoring the Outback Academy Australia (OAA) Red Dust Heelers program. Red Dust Heelers will… Continue reading

New affordable housing initiative becomes reality

Victoria and the Australian Capital Territory will be the first to benefit from social and affordable housing funding under The Big Issue’s Homes for Homes initiative. Following a competitive funding round, Housing Choices Australia, Habitat for Humanity Victoria, HousingFirst, and… Continue reading