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NDIA to Appeal Disability Transport Ruling as Test Case

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 19th April 2017 -  The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) is to appeal a Federal Court decision over funding arrangements for transport costs under the National Disability Insurance Sc…

Getting A Bigger Taste of Good in the Community

Wendy Williams, Tuesday, 18th April 2017 -  A social enterprise providing meaningful work for people with disability through the baking, selling and delivering of gourmet biscuits and slices is set for expansion. The Abl

Are We Ready for the NDIS Agenda?

Staff Reporter, Monday, 17th April 2017 -  Senior manager disability and mental health services at AnglicareSA Kate Rush asks if Australia is ready for the NDIS. Rush is speaking at the upcoming Criterion conference on Fi

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The Evolution of Housing for People with Disabilities

George Taleporos, Tuesday, 11th April 2017 -  Australia needs to work towards a future where the disability service system and housing solutions work together and where the current limits to choice and control are progressi

New TV Series to Feature People With Disability

Ellie Cooper, Tuesday, 28th March 2017 -  The current portrayal and inclusion of people with disability in television is a problem, according to a not for profit aiming to change mainstream attitudes to disability with a

Campaign Shows Jobs Change Lives

Wendy Williams, Monday, 27th March 2017 -  The ability for jobs to change lives, particular for young people, is the ethos behind a new campaign that will see a disability employment service donate $500 for every job placem

Disability Groups Slam Govt for Scrapping Royal Commission Into Abuse

Ellie Cooper, Monday, 6th March 2017 -  The federal government’s decision to rule out a royal commission into violence and abuse against people with disability has been condemned by an alliance of disability advoca

NDIS Ready: Disability Service Organisations Merge

Ellie Cooper, Thursday, 2nd March 2017 -  Two Sydney-based disability service organisations have joined forces to ensure their survival, and success, as the National Disability Insurance Scheme comes into force. In a

Making the NDIS Work for Young People in Aged Care

Luke Bo'sher, Thursday, 2nd March 2017 -  Young people in aged care are struggling to get onto the National Disability Insurance Scheme. Commonwealth and state governments, as well as the NDIA, need to take action, write…

Cate Blanchett Voices ‘Game Changing’ NDIS Avatar

Wendy Williams, Monday, 20th February 2017 -  Award-winning actress Cate Blanchett has lent her voice to a new project which promises to be a “game changer” for the National Disability Insurance Scheme. The star has beco

No Pathway to Release

Patrick McGee, Monday, 20th February 2017 -  The justice system doesn’t know how to respond to disability, particularly for Indigenous Australians, writes Patrick McGee who addressed the inaugural Australian Lawyers

Grants for Community Inclusion

Wendy Williams, Monday, 13th February 2017 -  A new $13 million grant has been launched in a bid to make the community more inclusive and support people with disability. As part of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDI
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