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MEDIA RELEASE - Neumann wrong on Younger Onset Dementia Key Worker Program

The claim by Shayne Neumann today that the Government is ceasing support for people with younger onset dementia is false.   It was the previous Labor Government that took the decision that all funding under the Younger Onset Dementia Key Worker Program would transition to the National...

MEDIA RELEASE - Shorten wrong on Younger Onset Dementia Key Worker Program

The claim by Bill Shorten today that the Government is ceasing support for people with younger onset dementia is false.   It was the previous Labor Government that took the decision that all funding under the Younger Onset Dementia Key Worker Program would transition to the National D...

MEDIA RELEASE - Aged Care Approval Round 2015 to open in August

The Abbott Government has today announced that applications for the 2015 Aged Care Approvals Round (ACAR) for both home care and residential aged care places will open in August. The Government recognises that many older Australians wish to remain in their home for as long as possible, which i...

Joint Media Release - Funding for autism early intervention research

SENATOR THE HON. SCOTT RYAN PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY TO THE MINISTER FOR EDUCATION The Abbott Government announced today it will provide research funding for a pilot study on the transition of children with autism to primary school.   The Federal Minister with responsibility for...

MEDIA RELEASE - NDIS participant numbers continue to grow

More than 13,000 people with disability are now benefiting from the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), according to new data released today. Assistant Minister for Social Services, Mitch Fifield, said that more than 13,500 participants now had support plans in place, and $754 millio...

TRANSCRIPT - Doorstop Interview

Sod-turning for Opal Aged Care & Stockland’s joint aged care & retirement village project Ashfield, NSW 29 May 2015 10.15am   E & OE   Subjects: Innovation in aged care   JOURNALIST: Senator, we’re on the cusp of a big change I suppose in aged c...

MEDIA RELEASE - Consultations launched on new Disability Employment Framework

The Abbott Government has today announced the launch of a national public consultation to inform development of a new Disability Employment Framework. A series of forums will be held around Australia to better understand what is and is not working in current disability employment programmes an...

TRANSCRIPT - Doorstop Interview

Benetas Customer Centre, Home Care Provider Mitcham, Melbourne With Michael Sukkar MP, Member for Deakin and Sandra Hills, CEO of Benetas 22 May 2015 10:30am   E & OE   Subjects: Home care choice budget announcement, Consumer Directed Care.   &n...

TRANSCRIPT - 5AA Radio Adelaide

Mornings with Leon Byner. 21 May 2015 11.35am E & OE   Subjects: Home care choice budget announcement   BYNER: Under the changes announced in the budget the Government are going to put individuals at the centre and in control of their funds, just like the Disa...

TRANSCRIPT - ABC Brisbane 612

Morning with Steve Austin. 20 May 2015 8.30am E & OE   Subjects: Changes to aged care, home care, pension changes   AUSTIN:   Senator Fifield, good morning to you, thank you for coming on this morning.   FIFIELD:   Good morning, Ste...

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