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  • New legislation to strengthen protections and inclusion for people with disability

    3 Dec 2014
    Minister for Disability Services John Ajaka will today announce the commencement of the new legislation at Parliament House that will protect people with disability during and following transition to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and enshrine their rights and inclusion within the community.
  • NDIS enters next phase in NSW

    22 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).
  • Minister Ajaka launches NSW Carers Strategy

    8 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 justice

    31 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 Budget

    17 Jun 2014
    The 2014-15 Budget has been handed down.
  • Disability Inclusion Bill 2014 introduced in NSW Parliament

    29 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 Auslan

    22 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 laws

    5 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 NDIS

    30 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. 
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