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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

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 -  Disability advocates are deeply concerned by an almost 80 per cent increase in Disability Support Pension appeals, warning that vulnerable people are being incorrectly forced

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…

Opinion

Welfare Review Needs to Incentivise Sustainable Employment

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 17th April 2014 -  Assistance to get and keep a job should be front and centre of the Government’s review of welfare support for people with disability, writes Disability Employment Australia CEO Craig

‘Crackdown’ on the Disability Support Pension Passes

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 23rd November 2011 -  The Gillard Government’s controversial changes to the Social Security Act – which includes changes to the Impairment Tables used to determine eligibility for the…

We Must Crack Down on the Disability Support Pension: Opinion

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 12th October 2011 -  In this article from The Punch, Jessica Brown, Research Fellow at the Centre for Independent Studies calls for a crackdown on the Disability Support Pension to move more people from

Major Crackdown on Disability Support Pension

Staff Reporter, Monday, 1st August 2011 -  With new Impairment Tables estimated to drastically reduce the number of people receiving the Disability Support Pension, the Government is being urged to ensure people are not…
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