Media releases

Blind Adventurer announced as 2018 Patron

Assistant Minister for Social Services and Disability Services Jane Prentice today announced blind adventurer and chocolatier Gerrard Gosens OAM as the 2018 Patron for International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD). Mrs Prentice said three-time Paralympian and business owner Mr Gosens, as a role model and passionate advocate for people with disability, was the ideal choice as Patron. Read more

Commemorative coin and envelope to celebrate International Day of People with Disability

The 25th anniversary of International Day of People with Disability was celebrated today with the release of a commemorative 20 cent coin and prepaid envelope welcomed by the Minister for Small Business Michael McCormack and Assistant Minister for Social Services and Disability Services the Hon Jane Prentice. Read more

Disability Awards finalists

The Hon. Jane Prentice, Assistant Minister for Social Services and Disability Services, has announced the finalists for the 2017 National Disability Awards. Read more

Register now for International Day of People with Disability

Clubs, schools, workplaces, businesses and individuals are encouraged to celebrate the 25th anniversary of International Day of People with Disability to be held on 3 December 2017. Read more

Nominations closing for Disability Awards

Nominations will close soon for the 2017 National Disability Awards, which recognise the tireless work of people to improve the lives of 4.3 million Australians with disability. Read more

Nominations for 2017 National Disability Awards Open

The Hon Jane Prentice MP, Assistant Minister for Social Services and Disability Services has announced that nominations are now open for the 2017 National Disability Awards. Read more

Tennis star, Dylan Alcott, to be 2017 Patron for IDPwD

The Hon Jane Prentice MP, Assistant Minister for Disability Services is delighted to announce Dylan Alcott OAM as this year’s Patron for International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD). Read more

Be involved and Celebrate International Day of People with Disability!

Events will be held across Australia tomorrow to celebrate International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD), a United Nations sanctioned day held each year on 3 December. Read more

Remarkable efforts recognised at the 10th National Disability Awards

Assistant Minister for Social Services and Disability Services, Jane Prentice has announced this year’s National Disability Awards winners at a gala ceremony at Parliament House in Canberra tonight. Read more

Champions of disability recognised in National Disability Awards

Assistant Minister for Social Services and Disability Services, Jane Prentice will announce the winners of the 10th National Disability Awards at a gala ceremony tonight in Canberra. Read more