Media Releases

Ministers sign agreement for early NDIS rollout

The Commonwealth and NSW Governments today signed an agreement to begin the early rollout of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) in the Nepean Blue Mountains area of Western Sydney.

Human Rights Commission grants Disability Enterprises interim exemption

In response to the Government’s application for both an interim and temporary exemption for the Business Services Wage Assessment Tool (BSWAT) from elements of the Disability Discrimination Act, the Australian Human Rights Commission has today granted an interim exemption for Australian Disability Enterprises (ADEs) using the tool.

Helping seniors engage in the digital age

Around 97,000 older Australians will continue to receive free access to computers and internet training to ensure they are not left behind in the digital age, thanks to a $1.3 million Abbott Government investment.

COAG Disability Reform Council Communiqué

Governments confirmed the transition to full scheme National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) will commence on 1 July 2016, in participating States and Territories.