Disability Inclusion legislation30 Oct 2014
The Disability Inclusion Bill 2014 was passed by the NSW Parliament on 14 August 2014 and is now the Disability Inclusion Act 2014 (the Act). The Act is available on the NSW legislation website at www.legislation.nsw.gov.au.
Public comment sought on draft regulation for Disability Inclusion Act14 Oct 2014
A draft Regulation to support the operation of the Disability Inclusion Act 2014 (NSW) has been released by the Department of Family and Community Services (FACS) for public consultation.
NDIS enters next phase in NSW22 Sep 2014
Minister for Ageing and Minister for Disability Services John Ajaka today announced the next phase in NSW’s implementation of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).
Disability Inclusion Legislation passed by NSW Parliament15 Aug 2014
Minister for Disability Services John Ajaka proudly announces that NSW Parliament has passed new legislation that will have a positive and significant impact on the lives of people with disability, their families and carers.
Minister Ajaka launches NSW Carers Strategy8 Aug 2014
Minister for Ageing and Disability Services, the Hon. John Ajaka MLC, launched the NSW Carers Strategy at Parliament House in Sydney on 7 August 2014.
Adult survivors of sexual abuse - getting help and seeking justice31 Jul 2014
Sexual abuse is a terrible crime that affects people for a long time. You may have been abused many years ago, but could still be suffering the consequences.
Mana Allawah Aboriginal Summit - a huge success!21 Jul 2014
On 17 July 2014, the NSW Department of Family and Community Services successfully hosted the first Mana Allawah Aboriginal Summit to empower Aboriginal communities across Northern Sydney.
2014-15 Budget17 Jun 2014
The 2014-15 Budget has been handed down.
Disability Inclusion Bill 2014 introduced in NSW Parliament29 May 2014
The Disability Inclusion Bill 2014 has been introduced in NSW Parliament. The Bill sets out the role of NSW Government during, and after, the transition to the NDIS, and provides for more flexible, person-centred funding arrangements, as well as new safeguards to protect people with disability during this period of transition to the NDIS.
National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) fact sheet now available in Auslan22 May 2014
A fact sheet explaining the NDIS and what it means for people with disability is now available in Auslan.