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WA Adopts NDIA Model For NDIS

Alison Blake, Tuesday, 12th December 2017 -  Western Australia has abandoned plans for a state run NDIS ending months of speculation about the operation of the National Disability Insurance Scheme in the West. The state and

Australians Encouraged To Have Their Say on Future of Supported Employment

Luke Michael, Friday, 8th December 2017 -  People with disability and those involved in the disability and employment sectors have been encouraged to have their say on the future of supported employment, with the release

New Program Receives Grant to Help Women With Disability Find Work

Luke Michael, Monday, 4th December 2017 -  Grant funding has been awarded to a new project assisting women living with disability to gain employment, through mentorships and the use of professional networks. Julia Farr MS

No Improvement for People with Disability Engaging with Australian Businesses

Lina Caneva, Friday, 1st December 2017 -  Many businesses still don’t have a good understanding of customers with disability, according to a survey of more than 500 small to medium sized enterprises (SMEs) by Australian

Unemployed Australians with Disability Face High Levels of Discrimination

Luke Michael, Thursday, 30th November 2017 -  Unemployed Australians with disability are facing high levels of discrimination, which can cause increased psychological distress, according to new research. The University

‘Need Knowers’ and ‘Makers’ Unite to Create Innovative Assistive Technology

Wendy Williams, Monday, 27th November 2017 -  People with disability are teaming up with technology specialists to develop creative, low cost solutions for everyday problems in just 72 hours. The TOM: Melbourne Makeathon,

Am I heard? Am I seen? Am I able?

Jack Milne, Monday, 27th November 2017 -  It is time to recognise the importance of education and employment for young people with a disability, writes Jack Milne, the Royal Commonwealth Society’s Australian youth

Rego Costs For Drivers With Disabilities Cut, But Transport Access Issues Remain

Luke Michael, Monday, 16th October 2017 -  The Victorian government has announced it is cutting the cost of registration for wheelchair users who modify their cars to drive, but disability advocates say people with disabilities’

Underemployment Negatively Affecting Mental Health of People with Disabilities

Luke Michael, Friday, 13th October 2017 -  New research from the Centre of Research Excellence in Disability and Health (CRE-DH) has found people with disabilities are more likely to experience underemployment, and are

The Top 5 Things I Learned When Launching My Social Enterprise

Rachel Golding, Wednesday, 4th October 2017 -  Owner and founder of social enterprise, Dinner on the Table, Rachel Golding outlines the top five lessons she has learned since launching her life-changing business. As a researcher

NDIS Pricing – New Research Confirms Risks to Service Users

David Gilchrist, Tuesday, 19th September 2017 -  If the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is going to deliver, it will have to adjust its pricing model, writes University of Western Australia Professor David Gilchrist

Peak Body Demands Action to Stop NDIS Leaving Aboriginal People Behind

Wendy Williams, Tuesday, 5th September 2017 -  The NSW peak body for Aboriginal children and families is advocating for urgent action to stop Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people “being left behind” by the National
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