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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

Time’s Up: Issues Faced by Young People in Residential Aged Care

Contributor, Tuesday, 30th October 2018 -  La Trobe University Professor Jacinta Douglas examines how young people with disability end up in aged care, and how we can change these people’s lives for the better.   When someone

Indigenous People With Disability Have a Double Disadvantage the NDIS Can’t Handle

Contributor, Wednesday, 10th October 2018 -  We need a longer term strategic approach focused on community development to overcome the sustained inequality that comes with being both Aboriginal and living with disability,…

Cartoon to Help Call Out Dodgy NDIS Care

Maggie Coggan, Tuesday, 2nd October 2018 -  It’s hoped a multilingual cartoon will encourage people with disability to speak up about dodgy care under the National Disability Insurance Scheme in Northern Territory. The

Unlocking the Door to Stop Disability Discrimination

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 1st October 2018 -  A peak disability body is calling on the New South Wales government to unlock wheelchair accessible toilets around the state, saying it’s a major cause of grief for people with disability.

Greens Call to Extend Royal Commission to Disability Sector

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 19th September 2018 -  Greens Senator Jordon Steele-John says he “will not rest” until the aged care royal commission is expanded to cover the disability sector, despite concerns this would “dilute”

Disability Advocates Question Scope of Royal Commission

Luke Michael, Monday, 17th September 2018 -  The social sector says it welcomes the establishment of a royal commission into aged care, but disability advocates are dismayed ongoing calls to address abuse affecting the broader

VR Helping People with Intellectual Disability Get Behind the Wheel

Maggie Coggan, Friday, 14th September 2018 -  A disability support service is using the latest in virtual reality technology to teach people with intellectual disability the skills to drive a car.   The Endeavour Foundation

Virtual Reality to Revolutionise Training for Disability Support

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 5th September 2018 -  A disability service provider hopes to revolutionise support training in the disability sector, unveiling a prototype for a virtual reality training tool.   The House with No

NFP Providers Chosen to Deliver Disability Services Under NDIS

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 28th August 2018 -  A group of not-for-profit providers have been selected to deliver disability accommodation and respite services currently operated by the Victorian government, as part of the

Opinion

10 Signs Your Culture May Be Struggling

Fran Connelley, Thursday, 16th August 2018 -  The impacts of an increasingly casualised disability workforce on the culture of an organisation can be considerable, writes not-for-profit marketing specialist Fran Connelley,
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