Disability and Carers

DSS helps to support people with disability through programs and services and benefits and payments, and the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). DSS also helps to support Australians' mental health.  Further support is provided through grants and funding for organisations delivering services for people with disability and people with mental illness.

DSS supports carers through a range of payments, programmes and services.

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A carer and her son

Carer Gateway launched to help carers

On 14 December 2015, Assistant Minister for Social Services, Alan Tudge announced the commencement of a new service to assist carers.
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Disability Advocate, Keran Howe won the Lesley Hall Award for Lifetime Achievement in Disability

Celebrating International Day of People with Disability

Communities across Australia will celebrate the abilities and achievements of people with disability on 3 December for International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD).
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Experts unite for carers

Experts unite for carers

This week Assistant Minister for Social Services, Senator the Hon Mitch Fifield announced the establishment of a new Expert Advisory Group to inform development of the national carer gateway.
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Senator Mitch Fifield presents Mambourin Enterprises CEO, Rohan Braddy with the 2014 Excellence Award

Celebrating excellence at Australian Disability Enterprises

Australian Disability Enterprises congratulated for best practice and innovation.
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