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‘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,

The six most common mistakes made by new NDIS providers

Faz Mohitian, Thursday, 13th August 2020 -  LMS TRG highlights where businesses can go wrong when it comes to applying to become an NDIS provider and shares some advice on how you can avoid the pitfalls. With the National Disability

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,
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