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Community divided on action needed for long COVID in disability sector

Danielle Kutchel, Thursday, 24th November 2022 -  Long COVID could be a mass disabling event, and people with disability are sounding the alarm about how this could impact the sector and society more widely. Australia is in the grip

Lived experience added to NDIA board as Fearnley becomes chair

Danielle Kutchel, Monday, 26th September 2022 -  Advocates say the move to include more people with disability on the NDIA board is a positive step forward for representation. Former Paralympian Kurt Fearnley has been announced

A little less conversation, a little more action needed on disability employment

Danielle Kutchel, Wednesday, 24th August 2022 -  The new federal government is investigating how to get more disabled people into employment, but advocates say it’s time for action. The unemployment rate for Australians living

Disability advocates welcome move to pause independent assessments

Luke Michael, Thursday, 15th April 2021 -  The new NDIS minister has acknowledged the major backlash to the reforms    The Morrison government has decided to delay introducing mandatory independent assessments for the

Interim report details widespread abuse against people with disability in Australia

Luke Michael, Monday, 2nd November 2020 -  The disability royal commission’s interim report has been released     The chair of the disability royal commission is asking for a 17-month extension to the inquiry, after an interim

PM Stalls Disability Royal Commission

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 27th February 2019 -  Prime Minister Scott Morrison has come under fire for delaying calling a royal commission into the abuse of people with disability until he garners support from the states and territories.

Government Called On to Urgently Establish Disability Royal Commission

Luke Michael, Monday, 18th February 2019 -  Disability advocates are calling for a royal commission into the violence and abuse of people with disability to be set up immediately after the Morrison government threw its support

Greens Call to Extend Royal Commission to Disability Sector

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 19th September 2018 -  Greens Senator Jordon Steele-John says he “will not rest” until the aged care royal commission is expanded to cover the disability sector, despite concerns this would “dilute” the

Disability Advocates Slam Plans to Outsource NDIA Services

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 24th April 2018 -  Disability advocates have slammed the National Disability Insurance Agency’s plans to outsource contact centre services to a private provider, with fears the company will be ill-equipped
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