News & Media

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

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JobAccess Service – Christmas Closure Advice

14 November 2018

JobAccess will close from Monday 24 December 2018 and reopen on Wednesday 2 January 2019.

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2018 International Day of People with Disability Patron

28 August 2018

In early July, the Ministers for Social Services and Disability Services, announced this year’s Patron for International Day of People with Disability.

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National Panel of Assessors

3 August 2018

As part of the current reforms to DES program, a new NPA has been established from a grant selection process, to deliver assessment services from 1 July 2018.

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Invitation: Unlocking Potential - resources and support to enable inclusive workplaces

1 August 2018

Do you want to learn more about the potential of disability employment? Get the facts, get the support and make it happen in your workplace – register now for this free seminar hosted by JobAccess in collaboration with Monash University.

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Businesses missing out

31 July 2018

More than half of Australian businesses are missing out on an untapped pool of talent by overlooking candidates with disability during the hiring process.

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Strong, consistent NDIS quality and safeguards are now in place in New South Wales and South Australia

3 July 2018

A new independent government agency has been established to oversee a nationally consistent approach to quality and safeguards in the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

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2018 Special National Minimum Wage for SWS

28 June 2018

The Fair Work Commission has announced the National Minimum Wage Order 2018.

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21 June 2018

The Department of Jobs and Small Business (DJSB) will be implementing significant IT systems changes to support the legislative and Employment changes commencing from 1 July 2018.

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Driving Disability Employment Seminar –a special event to disable the barriers

9 May 2018

Do you want to learn more about the potential of disability employment? Register now for this free seminar hosted by JobAccess in Brisbane QLD in collaboration with the Department of Premier and Cabinet and Public Service Commission.  

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Disability Employment Services Provider Panel Established

7 May 2018

Following a recent grant application process, a new panel of Disability Employment Service (DES) providers has been established to provide employment support to people with disability.

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