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Morrison government unveils plan for ‘last 20 per cent’ of NDIS rollout

Luke Michael, Monday, 18th November 2019 -  The government acknowledged some people were still facing long delays getting on the scheme  

Advocates demand stronger targets for disability employment

Luke Michael, Friday, 8th November 2019 -  NDIS Minister Stuart Robert has unveiled a plan to get 30 per cent of scheme participants into work by 2023

Opinion

Our royal commission is not yet a safe place for people with disability

Emma Bennison, Wednesday, 6th November 2019 -  Emma Bennison, CEO of Blind Citizens Australia, reflects on her experience putting together a submission to the royal commission and the support – or lack thereof – she received.

‘It was incredibly traumatising’: Children with disability belittled and abused in Aussie schools

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 6th November 2019 -  The disability royal commission heard stories of children being bullied by both students and teachers

Disability royal commission begins amid fears around support services

Luke Michael, Monday, 4th November 2019 -  The first hearing of the inquiry will focus on education 

Children with disability face bullying and exclusion in Aussie schools

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 30th October 2019 -  Advocates say the segregation of children with disability in education is a fundamental denial of human rights

New NDIA CEO is revealed

Luke Michael, Thursday, 17th October 2019 -  The NDIA has appointed a new CEO, 170 days on from Robert De Luca’s shock departure from the role.

People experiencing homelessness struggling to navigate the NDIS

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 16th October 2019 -  The Victorian Homelessness Conference discussed the intersection between the NDIS, homelessness, and mental health

Opinion

The Administrative Appeals Tribunal affirms less than 2% of NDIS decisions appealed by participants

Geoff Southwell, Tuesday, 15th October 2019 -  With over 90 per cent of appeal cases potentially subject to undue influence by the NDIA – the very body whose actions are being questioned in the AAT – it is not clear that the NDIS appeals process is at all fair, writes Geoff Southwell.

‘They see it as a threat’: People with disability warned not to challenge NDIS decisions

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 8th October 2019 -  People with disability are afraid to challenge problems in their National Disability Insurance Scheme funding plans because they have been told they risk having other services cut if they do so, a parliamentary inquiry has heard.
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