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VR Helping People with Intellectual Disability Get Behind the Wheel

Maggie Coggan, Friday, 14th September 2018 -  A disability support service is using the latest in virtual reality technology to teach people with intellectual disability the skills to drive a car.   The Endeavour Foundation

Family Faces ‘Devastating’ Loss of Support for Son with Disability

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 11th September 2018 -  A mother says she faces a “devastating” loss of short-term accommodation for her son with disability, and is calling for greater access to this support under the National Disability

Government Set to Increase NDIA Staff Cap

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 28th August 2018 -  The federal government is increasing the National Disability Insurance Agency’s staff cap, as part of a suite of workforce changes designed to deliver a “better experience”

Global Partnership Offers Prospect of More Jobs for People With Disability

Maggie Coggan, Friday, 24th August 2018 -  A global real estate and facilities management service provider has partnered with National Disability Services’ (NDS) BuyAbility program, aiming to provide more employment

New NDIS Quarterly Report Revives Call to Lift NDIA Staff Cap

Luke Michael, Thursday, 16th August 2018 -  Almost 200,000 Australians are now accessing National Disability Insurance Scheme, new figures show, but continued challenges with the speed of roll-out and the resolution of

Coordinated Care at Risk Under Marketisation of the NDIS

Luke Michael, Thursday, 9th August 2018 -  Coordinated care for people with disability is at risk under the marketisation of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), with providers fearful information sharing

Market Approach To NDIS Could See People Fall Through the Gaps

Doug Taylor, Wednesday, 8th August 2018 -  The market approach to providing social services seen under the National Disability Insurance Scheme can lead to people falling through the gaps, without the opportunity to access

Disability Advocates Welcome Pledge to Remove NDIA Staff Cap

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 8th August 2018 -  Labor’s pledge to remove the arbitrary National Disability Insurance Agency staff cap has been welcomed by disability advocates, who say they do not want any more money spent on

Partnerships Needed to Find Solution for Young People in Aged Care

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 8th August 2018 -  Building sustainable partnerships within the social and health sectors is “absolutely critical” to finding a solution for young people in residential aged care homes (YPIRAC),

Concerns Raised Over NDIS Barriers for Homeless People With Disability

Maggie Coggan, Tuesday, 7th August 2018 -  There are calls for greater National Disability Insurance Scheme accessibility for disadvantaged groups, with an expert warning it is “nearly impossible” for homeless people

Concerns NDIS Fraud Squad will ‘Criminalise People with Disability’

Luke Michael, Friday, 27th July 2018 -  Concerns exist the National Disability Insurance Scheme fraud squad will “criminalise people with disability”, with advocates questioning its focus and value amid a service-delivery

Special Fraud Squad to Protect NDIS from Rorts and Organised Crime

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 24th July 2018 -  A special fraud task force has been formed to protect the multi-billion dollar National Disability Insurance Scheme from rorts and the grasp of organised crime.   Announcing the
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