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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

Future of Disability Information Service in Limbo

Luke Michael, Thursday, 21st March 2019 -  An information service helping hundreds of thousands of people with disability in New South Wales is set to close unless it receives an urgent, last-minute funding boost from the

Disability Advocates Gear up to Fight for More Than the NDIS

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 20th March 2019 -  Australia’s disability policy beyond 2020 must focus on more than the National Disability Insurance Scheme and actually be implemented, advocates say in the lead up to a community

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My Seven Takeaways From the NDIS Leaders Breakfast

Fran Connelley, Wednesday, 20th March 2019 -  In case you wanted to be there and couldn’t make it, here’s a summary of Fran Connelley’s personal key takeaways from the NDIS Leaders Breakfast held at the ICC in Sydney last

Inclusive Education High in the NSW Election Agenda, But Future of Students with Disabilities Still Unclear

Cecile Sullivan Elder, Monday, 18th March 2019 -  We need systemic reform to move from the parallel systems we have now to an education system that is inclusive of all children, writes Cecile Sullivan Elder, executive officer of Family

Cafe Roasted for ‘Appalling’ Sign Mocking Disability Abuse

Luke Michael, Thursday, 7th March 2019 -  Social media backlash over a cafe sign with a joke about abusing a woman in a wheelchair has sparked calls for action on the high rates of domestic violence experienced by women with

The NDIS is Not Medicare

Fran Connelley, Tuesday, 5th March 2019 -  In the disability sector the customer is always going to feel what the employee feels, writes Fran Connelley explaining her shift in focus to workplace culture. It was December 2017

Disability Groups Weary as DSP Appeals Skyrocket

Luke Michael, Friday, 22nd February 2019 -  Disability advocates are deeply concerned by an almost 80 per cent increase in Disability Support Pension appeals, warning that vulnerable people are being incorrectly forced

‘Forgotten’ Refugees With Disability Waiting Months for Basic Services

Luke Michael, Friday, 22nd February 2019 -  A woman arrives in Australia. She is a refugee. She has a disability. She discovers there is no suitable home for her to stay. Instead, she and her family are placed in short-term accommodation

Disability Accommodation Reforms to Increase Choice and Control

Maggie Coggan, Friday, 8th February 2019 -  Reforms to improve Specialist Disability Accommodation services have been welcomed by disability groups, who say it will allow people with disability more choice and control over

Is Life Getting Better or Worse for People with Disabilities?

Contributor, Tuesday, 5th February 2019 -  Without data, it is not possible to know whether initiatives are really making a positive difference to people’s lives, write Eric Emerson, George Disney, Nicola Fortune, and

Productivity Commission Calls for More Inclusive National Disability Agreement

Luke Michael, Friday, 1st February 2019 -  Australia needs to replace its “outdated” National Disability Agreement to achieve better outcomes for the 3.8 million Australians with disability not supported by the National
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