Australian Government is delivering employment certainty for up to 20,000
people with disability by committing more than $650 million to Australian
Disability Enterprise (ADE) jobs over the next three years.
Minister for Social Services, Mitch Fifield, and the Member for Robertson, Lucy
Wicks, today visited Fairhaven Disability Services to announce the funding.
essential support for ADE jobs as workers with disability transition to the
National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).
incredibly important in the continuum of employment options for people with
disability, provide jobs in businesses such as laundries, cafes and gardening
many people with disability would lose the opportunity to work, socialise and
learn new skills.
is about ensuring that supported employees and ADEs have certainty now and over
the next three years.
contracts will reduce red tape and help specialist businesses that employ
people with disability to make the transition from current arrangements to the
new claiming processes on the NDIS provider portal.
The NDIS is
already operating in seven trial sites across the country, making a difference
in the lives of more than 17,300 Australians with disability, their families
and their carers.
Australian Government is also investing in additional measures such as free
online corporate governance training to assist ADEs to prepare for the National
Disability Insurance Scheme.
We want ADEs
to be in the best possible shape so they can thrive in the new environment of
the National Disability Insurance Scheme and offer great choice to people with
register for the free training at www.planforndis.org
information regarding the new funding is available on the Department of Social
Media contact for
Minister Fifield: Vincent
Tulley | 0409 244 865
Media contact for Ms
Sowden | 0422 993 373