Disability and Carers

DSS helps to support people with disability through programs and services and benefits and payments. 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 works to support carers of people with a disability or severe medical condition, or frail aged, through programs and services, and benefits and payments for carers.

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Disability and Carers Features


Have your say on NDIS quality and safeguards

The Australian and state and territory governments are working together to develop a new national quality and safeguarding framework for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).
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2014 National Disability Awards winners

2014 National Disability Awards winners announced

Ten outstanding individuals and organisations have been recognised at the 2014 National Disability Awards.
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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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