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Hundreds answer call to defend NDIS

Danielle Kutchel, Wednesday, 4th May 2022 -  “It's been so difficult historically for people with disability and families to get heard and be treated like their concerns are worthy and important enough to consider”

Raising concerns can help improve disability services for everyone

Contributor, Thursday, 28th April 2022 -  The Victorian Disability Worker Commission has launched a new campaign encouraging people to make contact, if there are concerns about a disability worker’s behaviour or quality of work.

Opinion

Workforce shortages are putting NDIS participants at risk.

Contributor, Friday, 22nd April 2022 -  Here are three ways to attract more disability sector workers, writes Libby Callaway.

Reform agenda for problem-plagued NDIS

Danielle Kutchel, Wednesday, 20th April 2022 -  Labor has pledged to “fix the NDIS” should it win the May federal election, announcing a series of measures to address issues within the beleaguered system.

Opinion

Equal pay, equal respect: It’s time to end discriminatory wages

Catherine McAlpine, Monday, 11th April 2022 -  Right now, across Australia over 20,000 people with disability – most with an intellectual disability – are working in jobs for as little as $2.50 per hour. We want that to change, now, writes Catherine McAlpine.

Disability sector demands inclusive disaster preparedness

Jonathan Alley, Wednesday, 6th April 2022 -  A pre-election open letter from disability rights and advocacy organisations is calling for stronger resources for disaster-affected people living with disability.

Budget

Budget changes little for people with disability

Jonathan Alley, Wednesday, 30th March 2022 -  The 2022 federal budget carries little fundamental change for Australians living with a disability, or the sector working with them.  

Opinion

What we know about the NDIS cuts, and what they’ll mean for people with disability and their families

Contributor, Monday, 28th March 2022 -  Cutting individual plans for people living with disability is not the answer to making the NDIS sustainable, argue Helen Dickinson and Anne Kavanagh. 

Coles looking to hire more Australians living with disability

Nikki Stefanoff, Wednesday, 23rd March 2022 -  A new pilot program has launched to support Coles Group in its disability hiring process

Targeted approach needed to end ‘alarmingly high’ rates of violence against women with disability

Maggie Coggan, Thursday, 10th February 2022 -  “This is not a problem just for the disability community, it is everyone’s problem, and we all must be part of the solution” 
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