News and updates

Disability e-news

The Department of Social Services provides a regular newsletter with information for people with disability and carer sectors. Read the latest edition of the Disability e-news

Disability Reform Ministers’ Meeting Communique

Commonwealth, State and Territory Disability Ministers met on 15 April 2021 to discuss progress on the development of the new National Disability Strategy (NDS) and the Communique is available.

Transport for People with Disability - April 2021 Consultation

Around one in five Australians have disability. Access to public transport is critical for people with disability to participate fully in community life and the economy. Many use public transport to take them to work or study, connect them to family, friends and the community, or help them access services, such as healthcare.

Assistance Animals – Survey

The Federal, state and territory governments are working together to develop options for a nationally consistent approach to the regulation and accreditation of assistance animals.

Prime Minister Media Release - Pfizer vaccine approved

Media release

COVID-19 update: the Prime Minister confirms that disability care residents and workers are a first priority for the vaccine, followed by people with disability who have an underlying medical condition.