News & Media

Regular updates about what’s new in disability employment, including media releases and upcoming events.

Registration of Interest open for a new panel of Disability Employment Services providers

3 August 2017

The Australian Government is establishing a new panel of Disability Employment Service (DES) providers to help people with disability find and keep jobs.

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2017 Special National Minimum Wage for SWS

3 July 2017

There is a new Special National Minimum Wage for SWS participants from 1 July 2017.

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Release of Industry Information Paper - Disability Employment Services

14 June 2017

The Department of Social Services has released an Industry Information Paper to inform interested parties about future arrangements for the Disability Employment Services (DES) program.

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The Disability Leadership Institute - National Register of Disability Leaders

25 May 2017

People with disability are commonly viewed as a burden on society and on the workforce.

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Invitation: Driving Disability Employment Breakfast Seminar

19 May 2017

With over 2 million Australians of working age living with disability, more and more smart businesses see the strong case for inclusive employment practices to meet their business needs.

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Disability Employment Services changes from 1 July 2018

15 May 2017

On Federal Budget night this year, the Government reaffirmed its commitment to improving employment outcomes for people with disability and announced changes to the Disability Employment Services (DES) program.

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Ambassador for International Day of People with Disability

11 May 2017

Dylan Alcott was chosen to be the 2017 Ambassador.

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Australian Network on Disability – Disability and Business Conference 16 May 2017

26 April 2017

The Australian Network on Disability (AND)’s Annual National Conference: Enabling Change, Creating Impact, is now open for registrations.

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PaTH Internships

5 April 2017

PaTH Internships are short placements in the workplace that give young people an opportunity to demonstrate their skills to a potential employer, develop vocational skills and improve their employment prospects.

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