Media Statements

For Portfolio: Disability Services

Date MinisterPortfolioTitle

23/11/2022

Punch

Fisheries; Disability Services

Awards recognise the valuable volunteers supporting Fishability

17/11/2022

Punch

Disability Services

$100,000 to celebrate International Day of People with Disability

10/11/2022

Punch

Disability Services

Bunbury wheelchair access on the right track

25/10/2022

Punch

Disability Services

Innovative food program to kick off in regional WA

20/10/2022

Sanderson; Punch

Health; Disability Services

Supporting patients with a disability to safely leave hospital

5/10/2022

Punch

Disability Services

Grants of up to $100,000 to bolster WA Australian Disability Enterprises

30/09/2022

Punch

Disability Services

Grants available to mark International Day of People with Disability

15/09/2022

Punch

Disability Services

Taskforce to oversee Activ Foundation transition

8/09/2022

Carey; Punch

Local Government; Disability Services

McGowan Government calling on local government councillors living with a disability to join roundtable

30/08/2022

Punch

Disability Services

New digital web app supports better health outcomes for people living with Down syndrome

11/08/2022

Punch

Disability Services

More Changing Places for Western Australia

10/08/2022

Punch

Disability Services

New platform to link people with disability to employment pathways and assist skills shortage

5/08/2022

Punch

Disability Services

New additions to the Disability Services Commission Board

1/08/2022

Saffioti; Punch

Transport; Disability Services

Broome to pilot new regional wheelchair accessible taxi grants

27/07/2022

Punch

Disability Services

Foodbank WA nutrition program delivering invaluable skills for people with disability

19/06/2022

McGowan; Punch

Premier; Disability Services

Joint media statement - A transition plan for Activ support workers with disability

1/06/2022

Punch

Disability Services

New Changing Place supporting Fremantle locals and visitors with disability

31/05/2022

Whitby; Punch

Environment; Disability Services

McGowan Government making WA parks more accessible for people with disability

19/05/2022

Punch

Disability Services

Inaugural Director appointed for newly established Office of Disability

12/05/2022

Quigley; McGurk; Punch

Attorney General; Child Protection; Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence; Community Services; Disability Services

$450 million to support safe and thriving WA communities

4/05/2022

Templeman; Punch

Sport and Recreation; Disability Services

Optus Stadium’s accessible rooftop experiences a first in Australia

4/05/2022

Punch

Disability Services

McGowan Government’s sponsorship of People with Disabilities WA State Conference to shine a light on disability issues

28/04/2022

Saffioti; Punch

Transport; Disability Services

Boost for wheelchair accessible taxi services around the State

20/04/2022

Punch

Disability Services

Western Australians’ views vital to Disability Access and Inclusion Plan

11/04/2022

Punch

Disability Services

$9 million to attract workers and build further capacity in WA’s disability sector

7/04/2022

Punch

Disability Services

Funding announced for new innovative projects to improve the lives of people with disability

7/04/2022

Cook; Punch

State Development, Jobs and Trade; Disability Services

Buy Local Policy updated to prioritise jobs for people with disability in regional WA

31/03/2022

Punch

Disability Services

New voices to advocate for people with disability on renewed Ministerial Advisory Council on Disability

31/03/2022

Punch

Disability Services

Applications open to join Disability Services Commission Board

30/03/2022

Punch; Cook

Disability Services; Tourism

New all-terrain wheelchair for Rottnest Island

18/02/2022

Punch

Disability Services

McGowan Government election commitment to deliver more accessible adult change facilities across WA

20/01/2022

Punch

Disability Services

More all-terrain wheelchairs across WA as McGowan Government election commitment delivered

3/12/2021

Punch

Disability Services

International Day of People with Disability a cause for celebration

3/12/2021

Saffioti; Punch

Planning; Disability Services

New train carriage at Whiteman Park caters for wheelchair users

25/11/2021

Cook; Punch

Health; Disability Services

Pilot program to support patients with disability to transition from hospital to community living

19/11/2021

Punch

Disability Services

100 celebrations across WA to make International Day of People with Disability 2021 one to remember

22/10/2021

Punch

Disability Services

Grants now available to support International Day of People with Disability celebrations

4/10/2021

Punch

Disability Services

Allied health funding for Aboriginal NDIS participants will help deliver the right services, in the right place, the right way

1/10/2021

Punch

Disability Services

McGowan Government announces $2.5 million initial round of ‘Innovation Fund’ grants to generate new employment opportunities for people with disability

28/09/2021

Punch

Disability Services

Funding will help develop culturally appropriate NDIS services in the Kimberley

23/09/2021

Punch

Disability Services

McGowan Government delivers on election commitment to provide more all-terrain wheelchairs across WA

14/09/2021

Punch

Disability Services

Lotterywest support for Hospitality Disability Network

9/09/2021

Punch

Disability Services

New Office of Disability to promote rights and interests of sector in WA

31/08/2021

Punch

Disability Services

$321,170 grant to Rebound WA to build social connection for people with disability

23/08/2021

Buti; Punch

Sport and Recreation; Disability Services

WA athletes ready to compete at Tokyo Paralympic Games

11/08/2021

Punch

Disability Services

Lotterywest support for online employment platform

3/08/2021

Punch

Disability Services

New premises for Ethnic Disability Advocacy Centre

18/07/2021

Punch

Disability Services

Wunan Foundation to deliver disability advocacy program across East Kimberley

17/07/2021

Punch

Disability Services

New members sought for Ministerial Advisory Council on Disability

9/07/2021

Punch

Disability Services

Disability Services Minister welcomes sensible decision to scrap independent NDIS assessments

3/06/2021

Punch

Disability Services

Safer carparks as eligibility criteria for ACROD program expanded

27/05/2021

Punch

Disability Services

$3.44 million funding boost for disability advocacy

14/04/2021

Ellery; Punch

Education and Training; Disability Services; Seniors and Ageing

Connecting WA’s growing disability and aged care sector with job-ready workers

1/02/2021

Dawson

Disability Services

New NDIS worker screening takes effect

25/01/2021

Dawson

Disability Services

EOI now open to boost disability advocacy

22/12/2020

Dawson

Disability Services

$8.5 million to support the disability sector transition to the National Disability Insurance Scheme

3/12/2020

Dawson; Tinley

Disability Services; Housing

State Disability Accommodation boost on International Day of People with Disability

3/12/2020

Kelly; Dawson

Water; Disability Services

Water Corporation initiatives to boost employment of people with disability

3/12/2020

Dawson

Disability Services

WA adds another Changing Place for people with disability

3/12/2020

Dawson

Disability Services

State Disability Strategy to guide WA for the next decade

3/12/2020

Dawson

Environment; Disability Services

New resource exploring the accessibility of WA’s national parks

1/12/2020

Dawson

Disability Services

$2 million funding support for disability advocacy providers

1/12/2020

Dawson

Disability Services

$1.5 million to guide and support NDIS plan self-managers

1/12/2020

Dawson

Disability Services

Funding boost to smooth WA’s NDIS transition

30/11/2020

Dawson

Disability Services

Seeking young workers for WA’s disability service providers

26/11/2020

Dawson

Disability Services

New NDIS worker screening takes effect from February 2021

26/11/2020

Dawson

Disability Services

Top marks for Disability Access and Inclusion Plans

18/11/2020

Templeman; Dawson

Culture and the Arts; Disability Services

New partnership delivers new arts access program

16/11/2020

Dawson

Disability Services

97 events sponsored for International Day of People with Disability

26/10/2020

Dawson

Disability Services

$100,000 for International Day of People with Disability activities

20/10/2020

Tinley; Dawson

Housing; Disability Services

Work begins on delivering affordable apartments for Claremont

18/09/2020

Tinley; Dawson

Fisheries; Disability Services

New van delivers more benefits for applauded Fishability program

16/09/2020

Dawson

Disability Services

Department of Communities named a Disability Confident Recruiter

11/09/2020

Ellery; Dawson

Education and Training; Disability Services

New centre to meet demand for aged and disability care in Karratha

10/09/2020

Dawson

Disability Services

Disability services partnership to deliver jobs at Alkimos

7/09/2020

Dawson

Disability Services

$14 million to assist WA disability sector move to the NDIS

4/09/2020

Ellery; Dawson

Education and Training; Disability Services

Job service to support employment needs of disability sector

26/08/2020

Ellery; Dawson

Education and Training; Disability Services

Bunbury training centre to meet aged care and disability workforce needs

29/07/2020

Ellery; Dawson

Education and Training; Disability Services

New state-of-the-art centre to meet local demand in aged care and disability

22/07/2020

Dawson

Environment; Disability Services

WA first for public sector agency and disability recruitment

3/07/2020

Dawson

Disability Services

Funding to help deliver on five per cent disability employment target

23/06/2020

Dawson; Cook

Disability Services; Health

$10 million to support independent living

22/05/2020

Dawson

Disability Services

Funding boost for disability sector workforce skills development

21/05/2020

Dawson

Disability Services

More time for transition to Quality and Safeguards Commission

1/05/2020

Dawson

Disability Services

Jobs in WA Disability Services website launches

23/04/2020

Templeman; Dawson

Local Government; Disability Services

Big increases in fines for drivers illegally parking in ACROD bays

16/04/2020

Dawson

Disability Services

Essential shopping service launches for people with disability

16/03/2020

Tinley; Dawson

Housing; Disability Services

Affordable rent cap for co-resident carers in social housing

17/02/2020

Ellery; Dawson

Education and Training; Disability Services

New service connects employers and jobseekers in the disability sector

11/02/2020

Dawson

Disability Services

Overhaul of dedicated parking to be considered as part of review

30/01/2020

Papalia; Dawson

Citizenship and Multicultural Interests; Disability Services

New centre to support community’s most vulnerable

19/12/2019

Dawson

Disability Services

Disability advocacy providers to share $2.5 million of new funding

17/12/2019

Dawson

Disability Services

$130,000 grant to promote active life for people with disability

14/12/2019

Saffioti; Dawson

Planning; Disability Services

Pia’s Place playspace captures spirit of inclusion and adventure

5/12/2019

Kelly; Dawson

Water; Disability Services

Water Corporation’s fourth Disability Access and Inclusion Plan launched

5/12/2019

Dawson

Disability Services

Public authorities get top marks for access and inclusion

3/12/2019

McGowan; Dawson

Premier; Public Sector Management; Disability Services

New five per cent target for disability employment in public sector to help drive WA prosperity

27/11/2019

Dawson

Disability Services

$4.45 million to help WA service providers transition to NDIS

21/11/2019

Ellery; Dawson

Education and Training; Disability Services

Training boost for the social assistance and allied health sector

12/11/2019

Dawson

Disability Services

Grants announced for International Day of People with Disability