News & Media

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

Have your say on new Disability Employment Services

3 November 2016

This week, Minister for Social Services and Assistant Minister for Social Services and Disability Services released a discussion paper providing suggested changes to Disability Employment Services

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Working with the National Ethnic Disability Alliance

28 September 2016

The Department of Social Services has worked closely with the National Ethnic Disability Alliance (NEDA).

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Congratulations JobAccess – Winner 2016 Government Contact Centre Awards

17 August 2016

Congratulations JobAccess – Winner 2016 Government Contact Centre Awards.

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The new look JobAccess

1 July 2016

JobAccess has a brand new look

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NDIS to welcome new participants from 1 July 2016

1 July 2016

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) trial period is coming to an end, with roll out of the full scheme across Australia beginning from 1 July 2016.

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Upcoming National Employment Services Association conference

1 July 2016

The National Employment Services Association (NESA) will be holding its 15th annual National Conference from 31 July – 2 August 2016 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Melbourne.

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Disability guide for employers launched

1 July 2016

In May, the Australian Network on Disability launched its ‘Sharing and Monitoring Disability Information Guide’ for employers.

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New guide to prepare young people for work

1 July 2016

The Business Council of Australia has launched a new resource called ‘Being Work Ready: A Guide to What Employers Want,’ which specifically targets young jobseekers.

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Launch of the APS disability employment strategy

1 July 2016

On 31 May 2016, the Australian Public Service Commission launched the ‘As One: Making it Happen, the APS Disability Employment Strategy 2016-19.’

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New Disability Discrimination Commissioner announced

1 July 2016

Alastair McEwin is the new Disability Discrimination Commissioner for the Australian Human Rights Commission, effective as of July 2016.

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