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Putting access on the map

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 27th September 2021 -  As a permanent wheelchair user Max Burt knows how hard it can be to get around a city. It’s why he founded WheelEasy, a platform mapping wheelchair accessible spaces across Sydney.

Why culture is the key business driver in disability

Fran Connelley, Wednesday, 8th September 2021 -  A provider’s ability to attract great people relies on the strength of their workplace culture, writes Fran Connelley, author of new book Workplace Culture and the NDIS, a guide for

The carers flying under the radar during the pandemic

Maggie Coggan, Tuesday, 17th August 2021 -  With 720,000 carers in Victoria alone living without any extra support, a new campaign is raising awareness around the help that is out there   Each morning, lawyer and single mum

The importance of early impact investors – A case study

Jordan O'Reilly, Monday, 16th August 2021 -  Hireup has secured backing from SEEK Investments, proving the power of profit-for-purpose business and impacting investing, writes Jordan O’Reilly, Hireup co-founder and CEO.

DES is working, so why is no one talking about it?

Rick Kane, Wednesday, 11th August 2021 -  Australia’s Disability Employment Services (DES) program is proving to be the best hope for people with disability finding meaningful work. So why are the critics getting the program

The problem with employment services: providers profit more than job seekers

Contributor, Wednesday, 21st July 2021 -  The current system is premised on competition, not collaboration, and does not provide the support both job seekers and employers need, writes Martin Loosemore. The federal government

NDIS independent assessments are off the table for now. That’s a good thing – the evidence wasn’t there

Contributor, Monday, 12th July 2021 -  The proposed NDIS independent assessments have been controversial. And data from a pilot doesn’t really tell us whether they’d deliver positive outcomes for Australians

New partnership helps Aussies with disability get the jab

Luke Michael, Saturday, 19th June 2021 -  “This innovative program will not only directly benefit people with disability but those who provide them support and the community at large”  Uber is making it easier for the disability

Forget service offerings and get back to selling your charitable mission

Emma Lang, Tuesday, 8th June 2021 -  For social services to balance the finances, it’s time that they stop referring to clients as customers and return to their why, writes Emma Lang. In under 10 years, we’ve seen the federal

Advocates slam government’s claims of an NDIS cost blowout

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 12th May 2021 -  The Morrison government is pushing to make the NDIS more affordable   Disability groups have welcomed a $13.2 billion boost to the National Disability Insurance Scheme outlined

The need for clear rules on accessible housing

Ben Gauntlett, Monday, 26th April 2021 -  It is not enough that governments give someone a roof over their head and ignore their other needs. Housing must be adequate and appropriately designed for a person’s circumstances, 

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Supporting the unaddressed issues

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 26th April 2021 -  Weh Yeoh is the co-founder and CEO of Umbo, a social enterprise connecting speech and occupational therapists to families in need. He’s this week’s Changemaker.  Over 2 million Australians
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