Information about the inquiry

Information about the inquiry

The bill builds on the Welfare to Work measures which commenced on 1 July 2006, making amendments to the Disability Services Act 1986, Social Security Act 1991 and the Social Security (Administration) Act 1999.

The amendments to the Disability Services Act 1986 would remove the requirement for the provision of individual rehabilitation programs to be approved under that Act and would support the move to a contestable vocational rehabilitation services market from 1 July 2007.

 The bill also amends the social security law and:

Inquiries from hearing and speech impaired people should be directed to the Parliament House TTY number (02) 6277 7799. Adobe also provides tools for the blind and visually impaired to access PDF documents. These tools are available at: If you require any special arrangements in order to enable you to participate in a committee inquiry, please contact the committee secretary.

Submissions are due by 22 January 2007.

For further information, contact:

Senate Standing Committees on Education, Employment and Workplace Relations
PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 3521
Fax: +61 2 6277 5706