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NDIS independent assessments are off the table for now. That’s a good thing – the evidence wasn’t there

Contributor, Monday, 12th July 2021 -  The proposed NDIS independent assessments have been controversial. And data from a pilot doesn't really tell us whether they'd deliver positive outcomes for Australians with disability, write Helen Dickinson and Anne Kavanagh.

New autism support service unveiled

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 9th June 2021 -  “We want to ensure the more than 200,000 Australian people with autism have the right support to meet their needs and participate fully in the community”

Disability groups play part in COVID-19 vaccine rollout

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 7th June 2021 -  Charity-run vaccine hubs for people with disability are opening across the country 

Disability advocates say we need Assistive Technology for All

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 1st June 2021 -  “To deny people the ability to access vital equipment can be extremely detrimental to their independence, health and wellbeing” 

Disability groups welcome royal commission extension

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 18th May 2021 -  “We are very pleased that the voices of people with disability have been heard on this issue”

Survey highlights overwhelming opposition to independent assessments

Luke Michael, Monday, 17th May 2021 -  Researchers say independent assessments will not address any of the inequities plaguing the NDIS          

Budget

Advocates slam government’s claims of an NDIS cost blowout

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 12th May 2021 -  The Morrison government is pushing to make the NDIS more affordable  

Opinion

Privately-funded equipment is the backbone of MND support as we wait years for equal funding

Kate Johnson, Wednesday, 5th May 2021 -  Coinciding with Motor Neuron Awareness Week, MND Victoria CEO Kate Johnson is urgently calling for more equipment support while the sector waits for royal commission changes.

Advocates perplexed over government’s independent assessments plan

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 4th May 2021 -  Amid ongoing plans to reshape the NDIS, disability groups are looking to reset relations with the government 

Disability royal commission must be extended, advocates say

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 21st April 2021 -  An extension has already been backed by Labor and the Greens
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