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Vic’s big spending budget includes some disability specific initiatives

The Victorian Government's 2020-21 budget focuses on jobs and includes several disability initiatives, as well as a number of broader initiatives of relevance.
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RC hearing considers First Nations child removal and intervention

Themes included intergenerational disadvantage and need for cultural competency.

Commonwealth opens grant round for Disability Employment Continuity of Support Clients

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The Australian Government is inviting grant submissions from organisations funded under the Disability Employment Assistance (DEA) Program to support their clients ineligible for the NDIS to participate in and retain employment.Clients will be funded under a new Disability Employment Continuity of Support (DECoS) Program. The DECoS program will run from 1 April 2021 to 30 June 2023 and closely mirror previous DEA program arrangements.In a welcome development, DSS has simplified the DECoS program to reduce the administrative burden on Australian Disability Enterprises. However, applicants will be expected to maintain compliance with section 7 of the Disability Services Act (Cth) 1986 and certification under the National Standards of Disability Services for the duration of their agreement.Applications for the DECoS program must be completed online through GrantConnect and submitted to the Community Grants Hub by 11:00 PM AEDT on Monday 14 December 2020. Grant application assistance can be obtained by calling 1800 020 283 or email: .

For any enquiries, please contact Kerrie Langford, Head of Employment and Workforce Innovation, 0448249150,

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