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News Shorts: Slashed NDIS cases, social security boost and an innovative new program

Ruby Kraner-Tucci, Wednesday, 8th March 2023 -  All the news you need to know from around the sector.

Faster, fairer access to support for NDIS participants 

Alternative dispute resolution processes to address NDIS appeals has

News Shorts: $620m health security funding boost, social sector Voice campaign launches, new charity-led business coalition and more

Ruby Kraner-Tucci, Wednesday, 1st March 2023 -  All the news you need to know from around the sector.

$620 million announced for regional neighbours

Southeast Asia and the Pacific are set to receive a $620 million boost, with the

Shortening hospital discharge wait for NDIS participants reaps rewards

Ruby Kraner-Tucci, Wednesday, 15th February 2023 -  New report finds reducing hospital discharge delays for NDIS participants has saved up to half a billion dollars so far, as governments meet to set the disability sector’s 12-month

News Shorts: Free ACNC courses, a First Nations employment program and a leadership opportunity for people with disability

Ruby Kraner-Tucci, Tuesday, 7th February 2023 -  All the news you need to know from around the sector.

Free short courses to support the sector

Fraud prevention, meeting reporting obligations and safeguarding vulnerable people

News Shorts: grants, donations and bans

Danielle Kutchel, Tuesday, 24th January 2023 -  A roundup of the news you need to know from around the sector.

Grants open to help end domestic and family violence

The Paul Ramsay Foundation (PRF) and the Australian Communities Foundation

NDIS report lays bare supported accommodation failures

Danielle Kutchel, Monday, 16th January 2023 -  Thousands of complaints have been made about supported accommodation in Australia, according to a new inquiry. A bleak new report has revealed the scale of issues in Australia’s

Wait down for NDIS patients in hospital

Danielle Kutchel, Wednesday, 11th January 2023 -  People with disability are staying in hospital for less time after being approved for discharge, and there is hope the wait time could drop further. Hospital patients with disability

News Shorts: New offshore wind energy, Google ban on abortion, and more

News Team, Tuesday, 20th December 2022 -  All the news you need to know from around the sector.

Australia-first wind zone established

The Bass Strait, off Victoria’s coast, has been designated Australia’s first offshore

Community divided on action needed for long COVID in disability sector

Danielle Kutchel, Thursday, 24th November 2022 -  Long COVID could be a mass disabling event, and people with disability are sounding the alarm about how this could impact the sector and society more widely. Australia is in the grip

“The buck stops at Bill Shorten”: participants plead for NDIS fix

Danielle Kutchel, Wednesday, 2nd November 2022 -  Participants say the NDIS is not delivering on its key purpose, but the government’s review provides an opportunity to go back to the drawing board. NDIS Minister Bill Shorten must

Budget spends big on NDIS, less for mental health

Danielle Kutchel, Wednesday, 26th October 2022 -  The budget delivers on several election promises for people with disability. Labor’s first budget funds a number of initiatives related to the government’s pledge to improve the
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