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Arts Funding Body Welcomes Budget Backflip

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 24th November 2015 -  After continued pressure from the arts sector, the Federal Government has partially reversed its controversial budget cuts, in a move welcomed by Australia’s peak body for…

Disability Abuse Royal Commission Calls Get Louder

Ellie Cooper, Thursday, 17th September 2015 -  The Turnbull Government has said that the state governments should “take the lead” on investigating incidences of abuse against people with disability rather than…

Turnbull Does Not Mean Easy Ride for Social Sector

Xavier Smerdon, Tuesday, 15th September 2015 -  Australia’s social sector has been warned that it will need to work hard to convince Malcolm Turnbull that it is critical to building a stronger and more inclusive economy.…

Jobseekers with Mental Illness Placed in Driving Seat

Xavier Smerdon, Monday, 24th August 2015 -  Mental health experts have welcomed a Government plan to help young people with mental illness find jobs. The Abbott Government has announced that it will spend $1 million on a one-year…

Disability Sector Demands PM End NDIS Speculation

Xavier Smerdon, Thursday, 20th August 2015 -  Disability advocates are calling on Prime Minister Tony Abbott to confirm that the Government will deliver the National Disability Insurance Scheme on time and in full, following…

NDIS Board Shakeup

Xavier Smerdon, Thursday, 23rd July 2015 -  The Abbott Government has moved to shakeup the Board that oversees the $20 billion National Disability Insurance Scheme by replacing members with heavyweights from the corporate…

Carers Govt Advisory Group Named

Xavier Smerdon, Thursday, 25th June 2015 -  The Federal Government has announced the members of a new Carer Gateway Advisory Group to lead an initiative to support Australia’s 2.7 million unpaid carers. The Government…

New Disability Employment Model Needed

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 2nd June 2015 -  The Federal Government is spending around $1 billion on disability employment services every year, but only a third of the people supported by these services will find a job. Assistant

Govt Supports Disability Conferences

Xavier Smerdon, Tuesday, 14th April 2015 -  The Federal Government is to provide new funding to increase participation at disability conferences – hot on the heels of the controversy surrounding a recent disability…

Call for Safeguards for Students with Disability

Xavier Smerdon, Tuesday, 7th April 2015 -  A national safeguards regime needs to be established, as part of the National Disability Insurance Scheme rollout, to protect school students with disabilities from restrictive…

Disability Orgs Given $47 Million Lifeline

Xavier Smerdon, Friday, 13th March 2015 -  The Abbott Government has extended funding worth more than $47 million to disability organisations throughout Australia, allowing them to operate until at least 30 June 2016. Assistant…

Disability Awards Open

Xavier Smerdon, Tuesday, 10th March 2015 -  The search for Australia’s outstanding disability enterprise is on with the Federal Government launching its national awards. Assistant Minister for Social Services,…
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