Media Releases

COAG Disability Reform Council – 16 February 2015

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.

Latest NDIS figures show solid growth

The latest quarterly report for the National Disability Insurance Scheme demonstrates that solid foundations are being built for the Scheme.

COAG Disability Reform Council Communiqué

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.

New voice for all Australians with disability

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 support for people with severe symptoms of dementia in aged care

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.