Your Ideas about Communication Tools

This Easy English document was produced as part of the Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy’s Review of access to telecommunication services by people with disability, older Australians and people experiencing illness. This is a great opportunity for people with disability to have a say about the ways they use technology to communicate.

A New Ten Year Plan for Mental Health

Today the Minister for Mental Health and Ageing, Mark Butler, and the Minister for Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs and Minister for Disability Reform, Jenny Macklin, invited Australians to help carve out the future of our mental health system with the release of the draft Ten-Year Roadmap for National Mental Health Reform for public … Continued

Putting Disability Reform at the Centre of Government

The Minister for Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs, Jenny Macklin, has welcomed the Prime Minister’s decision to firmly place disability reform at the centre of the Gillard Government. Ms Macklin has been appointed to the new position of Minister for Disability Reform, in addition to her responsibilities as Minister for Families, Community Services … Continued

Reforming the Disability Support Pension

A new report confirms the Gillard Government’s reforms to better target the Disability Support Pension (DSP) are working. Over the last three budgets, the Government has initiated a series of reforms that are fundamentally overhauling key aspects of the disability support pension. The report, Characteristics of Disability Support Pension Recipients June 2011, profiles the 818,850 … Continued

Changes to the Ministry

On Monday 12th December the Prime Minister Julia Gillard, announced a number of changes to the Ministry and the Cabinet. These changes to the Ministry reflect the high priority the Government places on the important social policy reforms we will pursue over the next year. The changes that will effect the disability sector include The … Continued