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

$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.

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.