News & Media

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

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New panel of providers for the Disability Employment Services will bring improvements for all

28 February 2018

A new Disability Employment Services (DES) Provider panel is being established, through a grant application process, to bring improvements to the DES program.

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JobAccess Service - Christmas Closure Advice

6 December 2017

JobAccess will close on Friday 22 December 2017 and reopen on Tuesday 2 January 2018.

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National Panel of Assessors grant opportunity now open

12 September 2017

The grant opportunity is now closed. The National Panel of Assessors provides a range of independent assessment services to assist with the needs of people with disability in the workplace.

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National Panel of Assessors Industry Information paper

25 August 2017

The Department of Social Services (DSS) will invite applications for a non-competitive grant application process to deliver assessment services as part of the Disability Employment Services (DES) – National Panel of Assessors 2018 standing panel.

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

3 August 2017

The Registration of Interest is now closed. 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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Ambassador for International Day of People with Disability

11 May 2017

Dylan Alcott was chosen to be the 2017 Ambassador.

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