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Disability employment reform: less red tape, more options and support

Disability employment reform is underway with a new specialist disability employment program to commence on 1 July, 2025. Its goal is to remove the red tape for providers supporting participants and to boost access for participants looking for sustainable employment. On the back of the government’s commitment of an additional $227.6 million to the new program in the 2024-25 Federal Budget, Minister for Social Services Amanda Rishworth said there is a “clear vision” and that it will bett... CONTINUE READING

A reminder to stay safe this winter

Winter is here, and along with the colder weather comes an increase in the transmission of viruses including COVID and the flu. Winter viruses are already very active and occurring in high numbers this year. The health of our people is our priority, so here are some tips on how to keep yourself and those around you safe from illness this winter. Vaccinations Ability Options strongly encourages our people to stay up to date with their vaccinations to reduce the risk of getting sic... CONTINUE READING

Privacy Awareness Week 2024: Power up your privacy

Ability Options takes privacy seriously and is proud to support Privacy Awareness Week. This year held from Monday 6 May to Sunday 12 May, Privacy Awareness Week is an annual campaign led by the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner to raise awareness about the importance of protecting personal information. This year's theme 'Power up your privacy', focuses on privacy and technology and highlights the key principles of transparency, accountability, and securit... CONTINUE READING

New NDIS Taskforce cracking down on providers illegally overcharging participants

A taskforce endorsed by Minister for the NDIS Bill Shorten MP says it intends to crack down on unfair prices and the suspected overcharging of participants by dishonest services providers. Chaired by the ACCC, the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission, and the National Disability Insurance Agency, the taskforce will prevent dishonest service providers from charging more than they should for their services. Talking to the ABC on the crackdown, Minister Shorten said it’s high time these p... CONTINUE READING

Disability employment reform: less red tape, more options and support

Disability employment reform is underway with a new specialist disability employment program to commence on 1 July, 2025. Its goal is to remove the red tape for providers supporting participants and to boost access for participants looking for sustainable employment. On the back of the government...