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Disability inquiry warns against opening up early amid ‘deficient’ vaccine rollout

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 28th September 2021 -  Advocates hope a damning royal commission report will serve as a wake up call for government to speed up the vaccination rollout for people with disability 

New survey reveals disability stereotypes persist among Australians

Luke Michael, Thursday, 9th September 2021 -  “While it may sound protective, stereotypical perceptions of people with disability as exploitable could be used to limit opportunities for choice and self-determination”

People with intellectual disability can thrive in open employment, but first they must be given a chance

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 24th August 2021 -  The open employment rate for people with intellectual disability is low in Australia, despite advocates pushing to get more of this cohort into mainstream work. We take a look at why this is and how we can turn things around.

Are you ready for the NDIS audit? Do you know your rights and responsibilities?

Maz Navabi, Tuesday, 24th August 2021 -  Maz Nabavi, technical manager at LMS TRG, addresses 10 of the most common questions to help NDIS providers get audit ready.

Disability advocates demand action amid slow vaccine rollout

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 17th August 2021 -  “We need less lip service and more action from the government to roll out the vaccine to those who need it most”  

The National Workforce Capability Framework and the NDIS National Workforce Plan – inspiration and groundhog day?

Contributor, Thursday, 12th August 2021 -  Two weeks ago, the director of Purpose at Work, Dr Caroline Alcorso, wrote about whether the new NDIS National Workforce Plan 2021-2025 can deliver on its promise of fostering innovation. This time she looks at whether it can assist providers with im

Opinion

DES is working, so why is no one talking about it?

Rick Kane, Wednesday, 11th August 2021 -  Australia’s Disability Employment Services (DES) program is proving to be the best hope for people with disability finding meaningful work. So why are the critics getting the program so wrong when the evidence that it works is right in front of the

The NDIS National Workforce Plan – We need a broader understanding of workplace innovation

Contributor, Thursday, 29th July 2021 -  The new workforce plan emphasises the importance of innovation. But is the government’s conception of innovation ambitious enough in the workforce context, and will its recommended strategies deliver on this goal, asks Dr Caroline Alcorso.

Opinion

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”
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