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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

Leaked NDIS plan sparks anger among disability groups

Luke Michael, Monday, 29th March 2021 -  But the Morrison government says the leaked plan is just “one of 78 drafts” being considered Disability advocates have slammed proposed changes to the National Disability Insurance

New NDIS independent assessments slammed by disability activists

Luke Michael, Friday, 4th September 2020 -  The NDIA says the assessments help to develop an overall picture of a person’s function in a number of areas of their life  Disability advocates fear the introduction of independent

Disability royal commission faces boycott threat

Luke Michael, Monday, 16th September 2019 -  The disability royal commission is officially underway, but advocates are threatening to boycott the inquiry unless two of the commissioners stand down over alleged conflicts

NFPs Demand ACT NDIS Shutdown Be Reversed

Wendy Williams, Tuesday, 18th October 2016 -  Disability advocacy organisations across the country have united to call on the state and federal governments to work together to reverse the “shutdown” of the National Disability

President of People With Disability Craig Wallace Steps Down

Wendy Williams, Monday, 11th July 2016 -  President of People With Disability Craig Wallace said it was time to “pass on the baton” as he announced he was stepping down early. In a statement of resignation posted on his official

Podcast: Is the Disability Sector NDIS Ready?

Ellie Cooper, Thursday, 7th July 2016 -  The National Disability Insurance Scheme promises choice and control for people with disability, but both Not for Profits and participants face teething problems as the service

NFPs Concerned Over Democracy

Wendy Williams, Friday, 20th May 2016 -  More than 30 Not for Profits, community leaders, unions and commentators in civil society have united to speak out about the media treatment of Duncan Storrar and what this says about

Govt Looks to Plug NDIS Funding Black Hole

Ellie Cooper, Thursday, 28th January 2016 - 
The disability sector has called for a permanent solution to NDIS funding, acknowledging that the current model is insufficient as the Federal Government looks to generate $5 billion

Disability Sector Demands PM End NDIS Speculation

Xavier Smerdon, Thursday, 20th August 2015 -  Disability advocates are calling on Prime Minister Tony Abbott to confirm that the Government will deliver the National Disability Insurance Scheme on time and in full, following…

NDIS Citizens’ Jury Scorecard Rates Well

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 19th May 2015 -  People With Disability Australia (PWDA) has hailed the success of the NDIS Citizens’ Jury Scorecard report, saying it has uncovered deep and meaningful feedback. “We…


The Ability to Make a Change

Xavier Smerdon, Monday, 19th January 2015 -  Craig Wallace has never been one to shy away from a challenge. As the President of People With Disability Australia he represents an entire section of the Australian community. Wallace
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