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Why youth services must be accessible

Issy Orosz, Wednesday, 1st July 2020 -  Without accessibility for all young people, services can harm groups of society that already have a hard time accessing the world around them, writes Issy Orosz, in a new monthly column

People with disability turn to entrepreneurship

Maggie Coggan, Tuesday, 2nd June 2020 -  Researchers say entrepreneur and start-up communities must be more inclusive  Self-employment could help people with disability overcome barriers to work, but the current system

‘We must act now’: Barriers uncovered for young people with disability

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 20th May 2020 -  The Mission Australia Youth Survey has taken a disability lens to its data for the first time Young people with disability are more likely to report poor mental health and are twice

NDIS funds can be used on specialised sex work services… for now

Maggie Coggan, Tuesday, 12th May 2020 -  But the government says using NDIS money on sex work is “not in line with community expectations” Advocacy groups are calling on the Morrison government to immediately accept a landmark

Australia is at the precipice of an economic calamity: The NDIS is the solution

Laura O’Reilly, Friday, 17th April 2020 -  The National Disability Insurance Scheme is a vital piece of national infrastructure which has enormous potential to be used extremely effectively throughout this looming challenge,

Human rights at risk during COVID-19 response

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 15th April 2020 -  Experts are keeping a close eye on the actions of Australian governments during the coronavirus crisis The coronavirus pandemic has led to a nation-wide lockdown and an expansion

Disability groups unite in plea for targeted coronavirus support

Maggie Coggan, Tuesday, 7th April 2020 -  “We haven’t heard anything about how disability and those living with disability are going to be prioritised at this moment,” disability leaders say.   Over 70 national,

Communications, COVID-19 and the not for profit CEO

Fran Connelley, Tuesday, 24th March 2020 -  Fran Connelley shares five communication tips to help the servant leader, whose main goal is to serve, in these challenging times. Before this week, I used to say the role of the CEO

New learning program to help deliver on NDIS service demand and encourage sector growth

Contributor, Thursday, 19th March 2020 -  Whether you’re an organisation looking to break into the fast-growing disability sector, or one that already provides services but wants to expand, a new interactive learning program

NDIA is failing disability providers

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 2nd March 2020 -  Only one in five providers say the NDIA is working well with the sector The poor relationship between disability providers and the agency in charge of rolling out the National Disability

Leading through change

Lea Corbett, Monday, 24th February 2020 -  Continuing our NFP leadership series, Map consulting group’s Lea Corbett and Amanda Cornwall speak with Glenn Foard, CEO of Melba Support Services, about the experiences and challenges

Predictions for 2020: Community services

Doug Taylor, Tuesday, 18th February 2020 -  A report released in the latter part of last year could lead to a tipping point of sorts for the not-for-profit sector in 2020, as the implications of this start to play out and we ask questions
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