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Advocates slam government’s claims of an NDIS cost blowout

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 12th May 2021 -  The Morrison government is pushing to make the NDIS more affordable   Disability groups have welcomed a $13.2 billion boost to the National Disability Insurance Scheme outlined

The need for clear rules on accessible housing

Ben Gauntlett, Monday, 26th April 2021 -  It is not enough that governments give someone a roof over their head and ignore their other needs. Housing must be adequate and appropriately designed for a person’s circumstances, 

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Supporting the unaddressed issues

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 26th April 2021 -  Weh Yeoh is the co-founder and CEO of Umbo, a social enterprise connecting speech and occupational therapists to families in need. He’s this week’s Changemaker.  Over 2 million Australians

Disability royal commission must be extended, advocates say

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 21st April 2021 -  An extension has already been backed by Labor and the Greens Disability groups have renewed calls for a 17-month extension to the disability royal commission, warning there is not

‘Just a draft’ still means it was – or is – in the mix

Adam Schickerling, Monday, 29th March 2021 -  The leaking of draft changes to the NDIS strikes a blow not just to those potentially affected, but at the very heart of what could, and should, be a life and society-changing scheme,

Aussie-first drone piloting program takes flight

Luke Michael, Friday, 26th February 2021 -  A new course is making technology more accessible for people with disability People with disability are being given the skills to pilot a drone through a new free program that aims

Specialist disability accommodation – Pipeline of supply

Di Winkler, Thursday, 14th January 2021 -  People with high or complex disability support needs have traditionally had extremely limited options when it comes to finding somewhere to live. The growing specialist disability

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Fighting for fair

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 11th January 2021 -  As the CEO of YouthWorx NT and president of Physical Disabilities Australia, Liz Reid AM is fighting to create a fair and equitable Australia for people with disabilities. She’s this

Social reinvestment, Woolies alcohol megastore, and working to make ends meet

Contributor, Wednesday, 16th December 2020 -  All the latest news from the Councils of Social Service of Australia.

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The federal government’s latest cut to the coronavirus supplement, which last week passed the Parliament,

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Communicating for change

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 14th December 2020 -  As a proud person with a disability, El Gibbs has spent her career communicating and amplifying the voices of the disability community during times of crisis and triumph. She’s this…

Behind my crooked legs: The medical reality of life with a disability

Holly Matthews, Thursday, 10th December 2020 -  Holly Matthews explains what life is like for her as a teenager with Cerebral Palsy and shares her thoughts on what the disability and broader community sector can do to help young people

Improving the lives of Australians with disability

Vince Massaro, Monday, 7th December 2020 -  As we adjust to a new way of living post-COVID, there is a real opportunity to address the longstanding barriers Australians with disability face, writes Vince Massaro, who shares
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