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.
NSW Minister welcomes Commonwealth action to relax adoption laws5 May 2014
NSW Minister for Family & Community Services, Gabrielle Upton, today welcomed the Federal Government’s announcement to make adoption of children from overseas easier for Australians.
Achieve Australia preparing for NDIS30 Apr 2014
Minister for Disability Services John Ajaka yesterday opened Achieve Australia’s new head office in Ryde and congratulated the non-government organisation for the work they carry out to support people with disability.
Tech Savvy Seniors extends digital training footprint17 Apr 2014
Minister for Ageing John Ajaka today announced an extra 22 libraries will receive funding to deliver Tech Savvy Seniors training across NSW – helping thousands more seniors to embrace technology and the digital world.
Amplify your art: Over $120,000 awarded to NSW artists with disability16 Apr 2014
13 NSW artists with disability have been supported through the NSW Government’s Amplify your art Program, administered by Accessible Arts.
Seniors reminded to visit the Easter Show for savings and tech savvy training14 Apr 2014
Minister for Ageing John Ajaka reminded seniors not to miss out on two dedicated seniors days at the Sydney Royal Easter Show starting tomorrow.
Nominations open for NSW Disability Industry Innovation Awards10 Apr 2014
Minister for Disability Services John Ajaka today opened nominations for the 2014 NSW Disability Industry Innovation Awards to recognise the work being carried out by organisations and individuals improving the lives of people with disability.