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Election 2022: what have the major parties promised?

Danielle Kutchel, Wednesday, 4th May 2022 -  We take a look at the announcements made so far on the issues of relevance to our sector. We’ve passed the halfway point of this campaign and we’re just a few short weeks away from the federal

Younger people in aged care is a problem: will the government keep its stated commitment?

Di Winkler, Wednesday, 4th May 2022 -  Warehousing people with disability under 65 in nursing homes that are not resourced to meet their needs is a waste of human potential, argue Di Winkler and Peter Mulherin. Australia

Hundreds answer call to defend NDIS

Danielle Kutchel, Wednesday, 4th May 2022 -  “It’s been so difficult historically for people with disability and families to get heard and be treated like their concerns are worthy and important enough to consider” Over

Election 2022: What the sector wants

Danielle Kutchel, Friday, 22nd April 2022 -  The 2022 federal election is rapidly approaching. Each day, candidates from across the political spectrum lay out their agenda. But how does that fit with yours? Pro Bono News has

Reform agenda for problem-plagued NDIS

Danielle Kutchel, Wednesday, 20th April 2022 -  Labor has pledged to “fix the NDIS” should it win the May federal election, announcing a series of measures to address issues within the beleaguered system. Australians with disability

Budget changes little for people with disability

Jonathan Alley, Wednesday, 30th March 2022 -  The 2022 federal budget carries little fundamental change for Australians living with a disability, or the sector working with them.   People living with disability gain little in

Targeted approach needed to end ‘alarmingly high’ rates of violence against women with disability

Maggie Coggan, Thursday, 10th February 2022 -  “This is not a problem just for the disability community, it is everyone’s problem, and we all must be part of the solution”  With women with disability twice as likely to experience

Vulnerable renters swelter through summer

Maggie Coggan, Thursday, 3rd February 2022 -  Community advocates say as summers across the country get hotter and hotter, people living in rental properties must have ways to cool their homes With Melbourne temperatures soaring

Women make up half the disability population but just over a third of NDIS recipients

Contributor, Wednesday, 2nd February 2022 -  To better understand what’s behind the disparity, Sophie Yates, Eleanor Malbon, Gemma Carey and Jen Hargrave interviewed 30 women about their experiences with the NDIS. Here they


The rural cafe helping people with disability into work

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 2nd February 2022 -  Without experience, it’s hard to find work. It’s even harder when you’re a person with disability, in a small town with limited opportunities. But a new social enterprise café

A fierce advocate for disability rights

Wendy Williams, Tuesday, 7th December 2021 -  Samantha Connor has a strong track record as a disability and human rights advocate and is a passionate believer that disabled people have the right to be unapologetic in taking up

Building back better: How disability inclusion is essential to recover and reset post pandemic

Jane Edge, Monday, 6th December 2021 -  A new report from international development organisation CBM shines a light on the impact COVID-19 had on people with disabilities globally – and the compelling need for disability
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