News & Media
Regular updates about what’s new in disability employment, including media releases and upcoming events.
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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.
6 December 2017
JobAccess will close on Friday 22 December 2017 and reopen on Tuesday 2 January 2018.
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.
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.
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.
3 July 2017
There is a new Special National Minimum Wage for SWS participants from 1 July 2017.
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.
25 May 2017
People with disability are commonly viewed as a burden on society and on the workforce.
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.
11 May 2017
Dylan Alcott was chosen to be the 2017 Ambassador.