Minister for Sport Peter Dutton and the Minister responsible for disability, Senator Mitch Fifield, today wished Australia’s Paralympians the best of luck as they ready for competition on the eve of 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi.
Applications for the next Aged Care Approvals Round (ACAR) will open from May 2014.
Professor Peter Shergold AC will chair the Aged Care Sector Committee, tasked with building the foundation for a constructive and lasting partnership between the Australian Government and the aged care sector.
The Abbott Government recognizes that a strong, responsive and NDIS-ready workforce is key to making a better deal for people with disability a reality.
More than 70,000 older Australians and younger people with a disability in Western Australia will get extra support to stay in their own homes thanks to a funding boost from the Australian and Western Australian Governments.
The Assistant Minister for Social Services has welcomed the introduction of a new category of the National Awards for Local Government which recognises councils for innovative work to support people with disability.
The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) will revert to its original title at minimal cost to the taxpayer.
The minister responsible for ageing, Senator the Hon Mitch Fifield, has today congratulated the Senior Australian of the Year for 2014, the Hon Fred Chaney AO, on his award.
The Australian Government will establish a payment scheme for supported employees with intellectual disability in Australian Disability Enterprises who previously had their wages assessed under the Business Service Wage Assessment Tool (BSWAT).
Thousands of older Australians will get extra support and care services—such as cleaning, meals, nursing care and transport—to remain living independently at home thanks to a $240 million Australian Government investment.