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Advocates say royal commission must #MakeItSafeToSpeak

Luke Michael, Monday, 12th October 2020 -  A new campaign aims to protect the confidentiality of people telling their stories to the disability royal commission  

Budget

New funding for the NDIS? What about jobs for people with disability?

Wendy Williams, Wednesday, 7th October 2020 -  Advocacy organisations say the “extra $3.9 billion” reflects the natural growth of the scheme and that the budget missed an opportunity to provide accessible jobs for people with disability

New approach needed to prevent human rights violations for people with disability

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 22nd September 2020 -  Experts say Australia must recognise people with disability as “critical to all aspects of life”  

Fight against NDIS independent assessments ramps up

Maggie Coggan, Tuesday, 15th September 2020 -  Some protesters climbed out of their wheelchairs  to crawl on the ground during the snap action to highlight the demeaning nature of the proposed changes   

New NDIS independent assessments slammed by disability activists

Luke Michael, Friday, 4th September 2020 -  The NDIA says the assessments help to develop an overall picture of a person’s function in a number of areas of their life 

Singing to the same tune: Government backs Tune Review recommendations

Wendy Williams, Friday, 28th August 2020 -  NDIS Minister Stuart Robert announces “the most substantial package of reforms to the NDIS since its establishment”

The COVID-19 lockdown is ‘breaking families’ of people with disability

Luke Michael, Friday, 21st August 2020 -  Advocates say the disability community is frustrated by confusing and inconsistent information during the crisis       

Opinion

The Australian disability sector must be central to our economic recovery. Here’s why.

Jordan O'Reilly, Wednesday, 19th August 2020 -  We have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to reset the way we think about the disability sector, positioning it as central to our entire community’s recovery and future prosperity, writes Jordan O'Reilly, co-founder and CEO at Hireup.

New guide to help build a trauma-informed disability sector

Luke Michael, Monday, 17th August 2020 -  This resource will be developed in consultation with people with disability

Calls to get more people with disability on the NDIA board

Luke Michael, Friday, 14th August 2020 -  "We would like to see a policy or a quota around the number of board positions that must be people with disability,” an advocate says. 
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