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Logan Named as Second Trial Site for Drug Testing

Wendy Williams, Wednesday, 23rd August 2017 -  The Queensland region of Logan has been unveiled as the second site for controversial drug testing trials that target welfare recipients. Minister for Social Services Christian

Welfare Recipients in Sydney’s Southwest Face Random Drug Testing in 2018

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 22nd August 2017 -  Welfare recipients in Sydney’s southwest will be the first to undergo a random drug testing trial, which the Turnbull government announced will be implemented from the beginning…

NDIS Achieves ‘Major Milestone’

Contributor, Monday, 21st August 2017 -  The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is celebrating a “major milestone” after being delivered to 100,000 participants. According to the National Disability Insurance

Federal Govt Extends Advocacy Funding – States Called on to Follow Suit

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 9th August 2017 -  The federal government has extended funding for disability advocacy services to the tune of $60 million, but the not-for-profit sector has warned the biggest risk to advocacy services…

Queensland Becomes First State to Unlock NDIS Funding

Rachel McFadden, Tuesday, 11th July 2017 -  Queensland has become the first state to sign up to the National Partnership DisabilityCare Australia Fund (DCAF) to secure NDIS funding. The Queensland government signed on to

Industry Paper Outlines DES Reform

Wendy Williams, Monday, 3rd July 2017 -  A new industry information paper has been released by the Australian government outlining the future arrangements for the Disability Employment Services (DES) program. In this

Podcast: The NDIS – One Year On

Wendy Williams, Thursday, 29th June 2017 -  As we approach the first anniversary of the national rollout and the fourth anniversary since the scheme was introduced in the trial sites, we look back at the highs and lows of the last

NDIS Having a Life Changing Impact Despite First Year ‘Teething Problems’

Rachel McFadden, Thursday, 29th June 2017 -  On the eve of the first anniversary of the Australia-wide rollout of the National Disability Insurance Scheme participants, providers and advocates say despite the teething problems,

Funding Boost for ‘Homes for Homes’ Initiative

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 28th June 2017 -  The federal government has delivered a boost to the supply of social and affordable housing with a $6 million investment in The Big Issues’ Homes for Homes initiative. Construction

Medicare Levy Rises to Fund NDIS

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 10th May 2017 -  The federal government will increase the Medicare levy by 0.5 percentage points to help fully fund the National Disability Insurance Scheme in a budget move welcomed by the not-for-profit…

Community Partnership Grants

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 5th April 2017 -  Community organisations can apply for a share of $160,000 in Commonwealth government funding for projects that showcase their philanthropic partnerships. Minister for Social

New Ideas to Try, Test and Learn

Wendy Williams, Thursday, 9th March 2017 -  Hundreds of people have submitted innovative ideas to help young Australians move from welfare to work. The federal government received nearly 400 ideas from individuals and organisations
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