As Chair of the COAG Disability Reform Council (comprising Commonwealth, State and Territory disability ministers), I do not usually detail the informal, ministers-only discussions that occur after Council meetings.
The Assistant Minister for Social Services, Senator Mitch Fifield, today announced the membership of the Aged Care Quality Advisory Council.
The latest quarterly report for the National Disability Insurance Scheme demonstrates that solid foundations are being built for the Scheme.
All governments reaffirmed their commitment to ensure the transition to the full scheme roll out of the National Disability Insurance Scheme is achieved, consistent with the timeframes and funding arrangements set out in the Heads of Agreements already signed between the Commonwealth and State and Territory governments.
Governments across Australia are working together to ensure the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) delivers the best possible support for people with disability.
The allegations made about the Kepnock Grove Retirement Centre aged care facility in Bundaberg are deeply concerning to the Government.
The Abbott Government has today announced it will extend funding for two programmes that provides support for people with a mental illness and their carers.
A new Alliance representing the interests and views of all people with disability will provide advice to the Australian Government on improving social and economic participation, and breaking down barriers.
More than 10,000 Australians with disability and their families now have individualised support plans with the National Disability Insurance Scheme.
Today the Abbott Government has delivered on its commitment to establish an alternative programme to Labor’s bungled Dementia Supplement, announcing an initiative to expand support for aged care residents experiencing severe behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia.