News

Review of Australia's welfare system released

26 February 2015

Minister for Social Services, the Hon. Scott Morrison yesterday released the Final Report of the Reference Group on Welfare Reform, A New System for Better Employment and Social Outcomes.

"There is little detail available about the proposed new assessment and payment system. It is therefore hard to work out what impact these changes will have on people with Down syndrome." 

Save our peaks!

8 February 2015

Down Syndrome Australia is an active member of the Australian Federation of Disability Organisations (AFDO) and supports their call for the federal government to provide more funding to disability groups so they can offer specialist advocacy services on behalf of ALL Australians with disabilities.

Down Syndrome Australia welcomes new CEO, Ruth Webber

27 January 2015

"I'm hoping I can use whatever skills, networks and knowledge I have to bring the Down syndrome community's issues to the attention of the government and other key decision makers, in the hope that we can all work together and build a more confident and secure future for people with Down syndrome."