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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” 

New online platform to help women with intellectual disabilities navigate the workplace

Nikki Stefanoff, Monday, 7th February 2022 -  During her time working in the disability sector, Tara Shekede became frustrated with the lack of resources to help people with a disability live and work independently, so she decided to create her own. 

Opinion

Women make up half the disability population but just over a third of NDIS recipients

Contributor, Wednesday, 2nd February 2022 -  To better understand what’s behind the disparity, Sophie Yates, Eleanor Malbon, Gemma Carey and Jen Hargrave interviewed 30 women about their experiences with the NDIS. Here they share their findings.

NDIS funding now available to use on RATs

Luke Michael, Thursday, 27th January 2022 -  But disability advocates say at-home COVID tests should be free for all people with disability 

Opinion

Building back better: How disability inclusion is essential to recover and reset post pandemic

Jane Edge, Monday, 6th December 2021 -  A new report from international development organisation CBM shines a light on the impact COVID-19 had on people with disabilities globally – and the compelling need for disability inclusion in Australia’s development and aid response, writes CBM

New national disability strategy unveiled

Luke Michael, Monday, 6th December 2021 -  The strategy sets a national policy framework to improve the lives of people with disability over the next decade   

Critics speak out against ‘concerning expansion’ of NDIA CEO’s powers

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 16th November 2021 -  “Participants are being asked to support the rushed introduction of a bill which would fundamentally change the NDIS” 

NDIS creates $52 billion economic boost

Luke Michael, Thursday, 11th November 2021 -  A new report says the economic impact of the NDIS is significant, even compared to other types of government spending 

Law Hack 2021: Disability Justice winner announced

Nikki Stefanoff, Wednesday, 10th November 2021 -  A unique event run by the National Justice Project brought together Australia’s brightest minds to find ways to defend the rights of people with disability. 
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