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

The Great Dunny Hunt

The Continence Foundation of Australia are encouraging people to upload the location of regional public toilets so users can then search for a convenience based on their locatio

Update on Stage 2 of the National Disability Strategy

Senator the Hon Anne Ruston, Minister for Families and Social Services has released the reports on the results of Stage 2 public consultations to inform development of a new National Disability Strategy (NDS).

$36 Million to Support Disability Employment and Community Participation

Media release

More than 160 organisations across Australia will share in $36 million to run projects to improve the employment prospects of people with disability and increase participation of people with disability in community activities. The full article is on the Department of Social Services website

Protecting vulnerable Canberrans from abuse

Institutions and individuals who abuse, fail to protect, or neglect vulnerable people in their care will be committing an offence under new laws in the Crimes Act 1900 (ACT), which come into effect today.

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.