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Australia set to face UN scrutiny over disability rights

Luke Michael, Friday, 17th May 2019 -  People with disability are being encouraged to have their say on what it’s like living in Australia, as the country prepares for a United Nations review of its performance on disability

‘We should be able to remove those situations which are making us vulnerable’

Lisa Needham, Tuesday, 14th May 2019 -  With the country set to head to the polls this week, audio producer Lisa Needham spends a day with mother, campaigner and wheelchair user Nicole as she travels around Melbourne, to

Labor vows to protect NDIS funds into the future

Luke Michael, Friday, 3rd May 2019 -  Labor says it will create a special fund to ensure any unspent National Disability Insurance Scheme money stays within the scheme.    Opposition leader Bill Shorten said a Labor

Coalition wants to get more people with disability working in the public service

Luke Michael, Friday, 3rd May 2019 -  The Coalition government is aiming to almost double the rate of people with disability working in the public service by 2025, but advocates say this target does not go far enough.   Social

NDIS forcing not-for-profit sector reform

Contributor, Thursday, 2nd May 2019 -  The transition from the state to the federal NDIS model is underway in Western Australian and it’s a whole new ball game, writes Lucio Di Giallonardo from HLB Mann Judd Perth. The transition

Disability groups call for conflicting commissioners to step down

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 8th April 2019 -  Disability groups are demanding two commissioners for the newly announced disability royal commission step down for the “good of people with disability”. In a joint statement,

Advocates ask, why are NDIS funds not being used to fix the scheme?

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 3rd April 2019 -  Disability groups have welcomed the federal government’s $528 million pledge for the disability royal commission but say a multi-billion dollar underspend of National Disability

What the social economy wants from the federal budget

Wendy Williams, Tuesday, 2nd April 2019 -  The expected theme behind Treasurer Josh Frydenberg’s first budget, to be handed down on Tuesday, is a stronger economy and a secure future. But what does that mean for the social sector?

“It’s not that hard”: Making events more accessible for the disability community

Luke Michael, Monday, 1st April 2019 -  A disability advocate says event organisers must to do more to meet the access needs of people with disability, arguing a little thought can go a long way to stop attendees feeling excluded.

Government pledges $850 million to help NDIS providers

Luke Michael, Monday, 1st April 2019 -  The federal government has bowed to significant pressure from disability providers by agreeing to major price increases for a range of National Disability Insurance Scheme services.

Providers slam government’s NDIS workforce strategy

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 27th March 2019 -  Australia’s peak disability services body is deeply disappointed with the federal government’s plan to grow the National Disability Insurance Scheme workforce, arguing much

The kaleidoscope effect

Maggie Coggan, Friday, 22nd March 2019 -  Victorian artists with disability are breaking down barriers to inclusion and launching careers by showing their artworks over the next month, as part of the annual Kaleidoscope
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