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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

Disability royal commission must be extended, advocates say

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 21st April 2021 -  An extension has already been backed by Labor and the Greens Disability groups have renewed calls for a 17-month extension to the disability royal commission, warning there is not

‘Just a draft’ still means it was – or is – in the mix

Adam Schickerling, Monday, 29th March 2021 -  The leaking of draft changes to the NDIS strikes a blow not just to those potentially affected, but at the very heart of what could, and should, be a life and society-changing scheme,

Aussie-first drone piloting program takes flight

Luke Michael, Friday, 26th February 2021 -  A new course is making technology more accessible for people with disability People with disability are being given the skills to pilot a drone through a new free program that aims

Specialist disability accommodation – Pipeline of supply

Di Winkler, Thursday, 14th January 2021 -  People with high or complex disability support needs have traditionally had extremely limited options when it comes to finding somewhere to live. The growing specialist disability

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Fighting for fair

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 11th January 2021 -  As the CEO of YouthWorx NT and president of Physical Disabilities Australia, Liz Reid AM is fighting to create a fair and equitable Australia for people with disabilities. She’s this
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