Media Releases by The Hon Amanda Rishworth MP

Australian Disability Enterprises Excellence Awards 2013

Australians are being encouraged to nominate outstanding Australian Disability Enterprises for a national award. The 2013 Australian Disability Enterprise Excellence Awards celebrate and recognise employers who offer meaningful work to people with disability whilst focusing on new and innovative business… Continue reading

Improving eye health of blind and vision impaired people

Parliamentary Secretary for Disabilities and Carers Amanda Rishworth, Parliamentary Secretary for Health and Ageing Shayne Neumann, and Parliamentary Secretary for Pacific Island Affairs Senator Matt Thistlethwaite today met with key stakeholders in the eye health sector to discuss how the… Continue reading

Update for locals on DisabilityCare Australia

Parliamentary Secretary for Disabilities and Carers Amanda Rishworth and Federal Member for Adelaide Kate Ellis today joined local people with disability, their families and carers as well as local service providers at a community forum in Norwood on DisabilityCare Australia,… Continue reading

Celebrate International Day of People with Disability

Parliamentary Secretary for Disabilities and Carers Amanda Rishworth today invited communities, schools, organisations and businesses around the country to stage their own local events to celebrate the 21st anniversary of International Day of People with Disability. Registrations opened today for… Continue reading

Update for Locals on DisabilityCare Australia

Parliamentary Secretary for Disabilities and Carers Amanda Rishworth and Federal Member for Hindmarsh Steve Georganas today joined local people with disability, their families and carers as well as local service providers at a community forum in Fulham on DisabilityCare Australia,… Continue reading

Update for locals on DisabilityCare Australia

Parliamentary Secretary for Disabilities and Carers Amanda Rishworth and Federal Member for Throsby Stephen Jones today joined local people with disability, their families and carers as well as local service providers at a community forum in Dapto on DisabilityCare Australia,… Continue reading

New facility provides employment for people with disability

A brand new coffee packaging facility in Unanderra will provide supported employment to eight people with disability. Parliamentary Secretary for Disabilities and Carers Amanda Rishworth today officially opened the Australian Disability Enterprise Flagstaff Group’s new facility, which is the organisation’s… Continue reading

Update For Locals On Disabilitycare Australia

Parliamentary Secretary for Disabilities and Carers, Amanda Rishworth and Federal Member for Sydney, Tanya Plibersek today joined local people with disability, their families and carers as well as local service providers at a community forum in Glebe on DisabilityCare Australia,… Continue reading

More support for young carers

Young carers of people with mental illness will now be better supported by a national counselling service, thanks to a $251,000 investment from the Gillard Government. Parliamentary Secretary for Disabilities and Carers Amanda Rishworth MP said there are around 850,000… Continue reading

Impossible Orchestra event wins award at Cannes festival

The Impossible Orchestra event, part of the Gillard Government’s national $1.6 million Care Aware Campaign, has taken out a top gong at a prestigious communications festival in Cannes. Parliamentary Secretary for Disabilities and Carers Amanda Rishworth congratulated McCann Melbourne, the… Continue reading

Celebrating our Leaders for tomorrow

Parliamentary Secretary for Disabilities and Carers, Amanda Rishworth, today congratulated 31 inspiring graduates of a Gillard Government national leadership program for people with disability at a special ceremony at Parliament House. The Gillard Government provided an additional $110,000 to hold… Continue reading

Conferences more accessible for people with disability

Australians with disability will be supported to attend conferences across the country, thanks to $350,000 from the Gillard Government under the National Disability Conference Initiative. Parliamentary Secretary for Disabilities and Carers Amanda Rishworth, today announced 34 conference organisers will receive… Continue reading

Locals have their say on DisabilityCare Australia

Parliamentary Secretary for Disabilities and Carers, Amanda Rishworth and Federal Member for Lindsay, David Bradbury today joined local people with disability, their families and carers as well as local service providers at a community forum in Penrith New South Wales… Continue reading

Health professionals and carers working together

The importance of health and community care professionals working with Australia’s 2.6 million carers to develop and deliver treatment plans is being highlighted as part of the Australian Government’s national Care Aware campaign. The Parliamentary Secretary for Disabilities and Carers,… Continue reading

Five graduate from Leaders for Tomorrow

Five people with disability today graduated from Leaders of Tomorrow-a national leadership program that helps people with disability become leaders in business, the community and government. The Parliamentary Secretary for Disability and Carers Amanda Rishworth, congratulated the graduates during an… Continue reading