Disability and Carers
Through the provision of targeted supports and services for people with
disability and carers, the Department of Social Services (DSS) works to improve their independence and participation in community and economic life.
DSS, in partnership with all Australian Governments, implements the
, providing the overarching policy framework for all Australian disability policy. National Disability Strategy 2010-2020
DSS also helps to implement the
National Disability Insurance Scheme and support Australians’ mental health.
Further supports are provided through a range of
payments, programs and services, and grants and funding for organisations.
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publications and articles, standards and quality assurance, and related agencies and sites.
27 July 2017 - 1:28pm
Disability and Carers Features
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Disability support providers and their workers are invited to participate in the independent evaluation of the NDIS conducted by Flinders University.
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On 14 December 2015, Assistant Minister for Social Services, Alan Tudge announced the commencement of a new service to assist carers.
Disability and Carers Latest News
12 September 2017
The National Panel of Assessors provides a range of independent assessment services to assist with the needs of people with disability in the workplace.
12 September 2017
The Australian Government is establishing a new panel of Disability Employment Service (DES) providers to help people with disability find and keep jobs.
6 July 2017
The outcomes in the ESOR are based primarily on data from Post-Programme Monitoring surveys, which have been conducted by the Department of Employment since 1987 and reported since 2007 for DES.
31 May 2017
The Disability Employment Services Star Ratings system measures the relative success of providers in achieving outcomes for job seekers taking part in the program.
23 March 2017
Due to maintenance the BSWAT Registration form will be unavailable between 8:30pm and 9:30 pm AEDT on Friday 24 March.