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Greens Unveil ‘Radical’ Plan for Disability Policy

Luke Michael, Friday, 18th January 2019 -  The Greens are calling for a “radical” rethink of disability policy in Australia, unveiling a plan to create a more accessible and equitable society for people with disability.

Disability Employment in Public Service Going Backwards

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 16th January 2019 -  The disability community is being shut out of public sector jobs, disability groups say in light of recent data which shows the employment of people with disability in the public service

No ‘Opt Out’ for NDIS Participants

Lee Archer, Monday, 14th January 2019 -  The National Disability Insurance Scheme has increased the privacy intrusion into the everyday lives of some people with disability in ways that would not be acceptable to most Australians,

Australia’s 2018 Human Rights Performance Slammed

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 9th January 2019 -  The Australian government’s human rights approach to refugees, Indigenous people and those with disability has been slammed by an annual review, which warns that Australia is

Review Reveals Significant Failures in Disability Service Provision

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 8th January 2019 -  The Victorian disability services commissioner is urging providers to ensure they have systems in place to care for vulnerable people, after a review uncovered significant failures

Government Backflips on DSP Suspension Cut For Prisoners

Maggie Coggan, Thursday, 20th December 2018 -  A campaign to reverse the federal government’s reduction to the suspension time of the Disability Support Pension for people in prison has been successful, keeping it at two years

Tasmania Secures Long-Term Funding Certainty For NDIS

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 11th December 2018 -  Tasmania has secured long-term funding certainty for the National Disability Insurance Scheme after signing a five-year deal with the federal government. Social Services Minister

NDIS Service Providers Cautious Over Complex Needs Pricing Shake-Up

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 10th December 2018 -  A pricing-arrangement shake up for National Disability Insurance Scheme service providers working with people with complex needs has been met with caution by some providers who

SA Urged to Embrace Co-Op Model to Fix Aged Care and Disability Worker Shortages

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 5th December 2018 -  South Australia should embrace the cooperative business model to fix problems in the state’s care sector, according to a leading UK social entrepreneur.   Dr Guy Turnbull, EY’s

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Putting Disability and Leadership in the Same Sentence

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 3rd December 2018 -  When disability advocate and entrepreneur, Christina Ryan, realised workplace programs helping people with disability into leadership roles were non-existent, she got angry.

Tackling Entrenched Disadvantage With Impact Investing

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 13th November 2018 -  Australia’s growing impact investment market can help deliver better results in areas such as disability services and homelessness, but proactive leadership is needed for the

Indian Electoral Commission Pledges to Make Voting Disability Friendly

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 5th November 2018 -  A campaign launched by the Indian electoral commission, encouraging people with disability to participate in elections, has been touted a winner by a prominent Indian disability
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