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 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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2 June 2015 - 1:30pm
Disability and Carers Features
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.
The Australian Government sees a future where more people with disability, like other Australians, can enjoy the economic and social benefits work brings.
Ten outstanding individuals and organisations have been recognised at the 2014 National Disability Awards.
Australian Disability Enterprises congratulated for best practice and innovation.
Disability and Carers Latest News
13 May 2015
$33.7 million invested in Carer Support to better streamline services and deliver a National Carer Gateway.
1 November 2013
A new report and training course called Building Better Business Opportunities: is now available for use by Australian Disability Enterprises management and governing boards.
1 May 2013
The Australian Government has today announced changes to the Medicare levy to build a better life for Australians with significant and permanent disability.
24 April 2013
A new handbook This is our Space: Ageing with Disability is now available.