News & Media

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

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Mental health and the workplace: A conversation could change a life

11 September 2023

R U OK? is a public health promotion charity that focuses on mental health. It encourages people to stay connected and have meaningful conversations that can help others through difficult times.

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Driving disability employment: JobAccess and NDRC welcome its 400th employer partner on board

24 August 2023

The National Disability Recruitment Coordinator (NDRC) – JobAccess’ employer engagement team – recently signed its 400th employer partnership with Torrens University Australia.

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Building employer confidence and capability in the tourism industry

14 July 2023

On 3 June 2023, the Minister for Social Services Amanda Rishworth and the Minister for Trade and Tourism Don Farrell announced the Government’s continued commitment to boosting employment opportunities for people with disability.

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DES Quality Framework

6 July 2023

The Australian Government announced a new DES Quality Framework will be in place from July 2023.

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2023 Special National Minimum Wage for SWS

28 June 2023

On 20 June 2023, the Fair Work Commission issued its annual determination in relation to the Supported Wage System (SWS)

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How JobAccess can empower SMEs to achieve business growth

8 May 2023

JobAccess assists people with disability to secure and keep jobs. The program also supports small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to increase inclusivity in their workforce.

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World Day for Health and Safety at Work: promoting workplace safety for people with disability

26 April 2023

World Day for Health and Safety at Work on April 28 highlights the importance of ensuring safe and healthy work environments for all individuals, including those with disability.

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EAF support increased to bridge disability employment gap

18 April 2023

Employers and people with disability may be eligible for increased funding support through the Employment Assistance Fund (EAF).

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Disability Employment Services Grant Agreement Extension

4 April 2023

The current Disability Employment Services (DES) program has been extended for 2 years, to 30 June 2025.

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