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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

Social sector withstands a year like no other, with a few wins along the way – 2020 in review

Luke Michael, Monday, 21st December 2020 -  As a turbulent-filled year comes to a close, Luke Michael reflects on the sector-defining moments of 2020.    What a year 2020 has been. No one could have predicted how much the year

Emerging disability housing market meeting appetite for impact investment at scale

Di Winkler, Monday, 14th December 2020 -  Dr Di Winkler and Dr Peter Mulherin explain the Specialist Disability Accommodation market and why disability housing is well placed to leverage the private capital available through

Government pledges to make NDIS more accessible for Indigenous communities

Luke Michael, Friday, 30th October 2020 -  Indigenous people are 70 per cent more likely to experience disability than the general population      The Morrison government is investing almost $6 million to improve access

‘YPIRAC is a wicked problem that can only be solved by working across sectors’

Di Winkler, Wednesday, 21st October 2020 -  Dr Di Winkler AM, CEO and founder of the Summer Foundation, takes a look at the new Younger People in Residential Aged Care Strategy and reflects on what success will look like. The recent

New funding for the NDIS? What about jobs for people with disability?

Wendy Williams, Wednesday, 7th October 2020 -  Advocacy organisations say the “extra $3.9 billion” reflects the natural growth of the scheme and that the budget missed an opportunity to provide accessible jobs for people with

New NDIS independent assessments slammed by disability activists

Luke Michael, Friday, 4th September 2020 -  The NDIA says the assessments help to develop an overall picture of a person’s function in a number of areas of their life  Disability advocates fear the introduction of independent

Singing to the same tune: Government backs Tune Review recommendations

Wendy Williams, Friday, 28th August 2020 -  NDIS Minister Stuart Robert announces “the most substantial package of reforms to the NDIS since its establishment” The government’s decision to support all of the recommendations

The COVID-19 lockdown is ‘breaking families’ of people with disability

Luke Michael, Friday, 21st August 2020 -  Advocates say the disability community is frustrated by confusing and inconsistent information during the crisis        People with disability and their families felt forgotten

The Australian disability sector must be central to our economic recovery. Here’s why.

Jordan O'Reilly, Wednesday, 19th August 2020 -  We have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to reset the way we think about the disability sector, positioning it as central to our entire community’s recovery and future prosperity,

Calls to get more people with disability on the NDIA board

Luke Michael, Friday, 14th August 2020 -  “We would like to see a policy or a quota around the number of board positions that must be people with disability,” an advocate says.  The Morrison government is being urged

The six most common mistakes made by new NDIS providers

Faz Mohitian, Thursday, 13th August 2020 -  LMS TRG highlights where businesses can go wrong when it comes to applying to become an NDIS provider and shares some advice on how you can avoid the pitfalls. With the National Disability
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