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New survey reveals the financial costs of COVID-19 for people with disability

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 10th June 2020 -  More than 90 per cent of people with disability have seen their expenses increase People with disability are facing financial hardship and going days without food during the COVID-19

Calls to extend coronavirus supplement to DSP recipients

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 24th March 2020 -  Advocates say people with disability need extra support to get through the COVID-19 pandemic The Morrison government is being urged to extend its coronavirus supplement to the Disability

Disability pension pushing Indigenous Australians into poverty

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 18th September 2019 -  Two in five Indigenous households relying on the Disability Support Pension ran out of money for basic items such as food and fuel in the last year, new research shows, prompting calls

Meet the woman who spent 22 months applying for the Disability Support Pension

Luke Michael, Thursday, 18th July 2019 -  “It was an acutely frustrating and chronically demoralising process,” she says. When Brianna Bell turned up at Centrelink with her wheelchair, assistance dog and carer,

Rental crisis worsens for low-income earners

Luke Michael, Monday, 29th April 2019 -  Australia’s rental affordability crisis is only getting worse, with new research revealing the number of affordable homes for people on welfare is dwindling. Anglicare’s annual

What is The Greens’ vision for the social sector?

Luke Michael, Monday, 15th April 2019 -  Greens Senator Rachel Siewert says protecting charitable advocacy and ensuring community organisations are properly funded will be her party’s major priorities in Australia’s

Advocates ask, why are NDIS funds not being used to fix the scheme?

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 3rd April 2019 -  Disability groups have welcomed the federal government’s $528 million pledge for the disability royal commission but say a multi-billion dollar underspend of National Disability

Disability Groups Weary as DSP Appeals Skyrocket

Luke Michael, Friday, 22nd February 2019 -  Recent research shows the majority of Disability Support Pension appeals end with the applicant being awarded the payment Disability advocates are deeply concerned by an almost…

Government Backflips on DSP Suspension Cut For Prisoners

Maggie Coggan, Thursday, 20th December 2018 -  A campaign to reverse the federal government’s reduction to the suspension time of the Disability Support Pension for people in prison has been successful, keeping it at two years

Government’s Plan to Cut Disability Support Pension Backfires

Luke Michael, Friday, 26th October 2018 -  The federal government is ditching controversial plans to review the eligibility of 90,000 people on the Disability Support Pension after only a tiny fraction of recipients were

Sharp Decline in People Accessing Disability Support Pension

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 21st February 2018 -  Tougher compliance measures have led to a sharp decline in people accessing the Disability Support Pension, with the Department of Human Services revealing almost 75 per cent of

Govt DSP Plan Slammed

Xavier Smerdon, Monday, 15th December 2014 -  An Abbott Government plan to get doctors to assess people’s eligibility for the Disability Support Pension has been slammed by disability advocates. Social Services Minister…
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