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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

Dylan Alcott’s newest venture serves up fresh food and jobs for people with disability

Maggie Coggan, Thursday, 19th November 2020 -  Alcott says he wants Able Foods to make people with disability feel valued  Most of Dylan Alcott OAM’s life has been spent in a wheelchair. While that hasn’t stopped the Paralympic

People with disability in NSW need funding certainty for advocacy

Tony Jones, Tuesday, 27th October 2020 -  With organisations just months away from their funding ending, Tony Jones provides an overview of the current state of play in how disability advocacy is being funded and the New South

‘YPIRAC is a wicked problem that can only be solved by working across sectors’

Di Winkler, Wednesday, 21st October 2020 -  Dr Di Winkler AM, CEO and founder of the Summer Foundation, takes a look at the new Younger People in Residential Aged Care Strategy and reflects on what success will look like. The recent

New funding for the NDIS? What about jobs for people with disability?

Wendy Williams, Wednesday, 7th October 2020 -  Advocacy organisations say the “extra $3.9 billion” reflects the natural growth of the scheme and that the budget missed an opportunity to provide accessible jobs for people with

Fight against NDIS independent assessments ramps up

Maggie Coggan, Tuesday, 15th September 2020 -  Some protesters climbed out of their wheelchairs to crawl on the ground to highlight the demeaning nature of the proposed changes    Pressure is mounting on the government to answer

The Australian disability sector must be central to our economic recovery. Here’s why.

Jordan O'Reilly, Wednesday, 19th August 2020 -  We have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to reset the way we think about the disability sector, positioning it as central to our entire community’s recovery and future prosperity,
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