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Background

 
In July 2013, the then Minister for Employment Participation, Hon Kate Ellis, advised Australians for Disability and Diversity Employment (ADDE) Inc. that the Australian Government would be providing $41,000 to a number of national disability organisations, including ADDE to assist in improving the delivery of Disability Employment Services (DES). The specific purpose of the one off funding grant was to lift consumer engagement and knowledge of the DES program, facilitate provision of consumer advice to the Government about the needs of people with disabilities in the context of the DES, and look at ways to improve future Disability Employment Services. The Australian Government further indicated that a major focus of the funding is to enable the Government ‘to hear about issues affecting the client group your organisation represents in order to improve DES,’ in order to ‘better assist this group to effectively access information on DES and to hear how we could improve program performance.’
 
The project commenced early in the 2013/14 financial year and was to be completed by 30 June 2014.
 
Our obligations in accepting the one off funding grant included:
a consumer engagement strategy to be provided no later than 1 September 2013;
a mid-term progress report to be provided by 1 February 2014;
a statement or declaration that funds made available under the project were expended for the project, by 31 July 2014.
 
 
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