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Critics speak out against ‘concerning expansion’ of NDIA CEO’s powers

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 16th November 2021 -  “Participants are being asked to support the rushed introduction of a bill which would fundamentally change the NDIS”  Disability advocates fear proposed changes to the National

NDIS creates $52 billion economic boost

Luke Michael, Thursday, 11th November 2021 -  A new report says the economic impact of the NDIS is significant, even compared to other types of government spending  Underfunding the National Disability Insurance Scheme could

Disability inquiry warns against opening up early amid ‘deficient’ vaccine rollout

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 28th September 2021 -  Advocates hope a damning royal commission report will serve as a wake up call for government to speed up the vaccination rollout for people with disability  All people with disability

Why culture is the key business driver in disability

Fran Connelley, Wednesday, 8th September 2021 -  A provider’s ability to attract great people relies on the strength of their workplace culture, writes Fran Connelley, author of new book Workplace Culture and the NDIS, a guide for

Impact investors in disability housing call for stronger market stewardship by the NDIA

Sabina Curatolo, Wednesday, 25th August 2021 -  A new industry report on investment funds in the specialist disability accommodation market highlights the need for greater government oversight to increase investor confidence,

The NDIS National Workforce Plan – We need a broader understanding of workplace innovation

Contributor, Thursday, 29th July 2021 -  The new workforce plan emphasises the importance of innovation. But is the government’s conception of innovation ambitious enough in the workforce context, and will its recommended

NDIS independent assessments are off the table for now. That’s a good thing – the evidence wasn’t there

Contributor, Monday, 12th July 2021 -  The proposed NDIS independent assessments have been controversial. And data from a pilot doesn’t really tell us whether they’d deliver positive outcomes for Australians

Disability groups play part in COVID-19 vaccine rollout

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 7th June 2021 -  Charity-run vaccine hubs for people with disability are opening across the country  Disability charities are stepping up to play a part in Australia’s vaccine rollout, opening

Disability advocates say we need Assistive Technology for All

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 1st June 2021 -  “To deny people the ability to access vital equipment can be extremely detrimental to their independence, health and wellbeing”   Millions of older Australians with disability

Survey highlights overwhelming opposition to independent assessments

Luke Michael, Monday, 17th May 2021 -  Researchers say independent assessments will not address any of the inequities plaguing the NDIS           Only six per cent of young people with disability and their families

Advocates slam government’s claims of an NDIS cost blowout

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 12th May 2021 -  The Morrison government is pushing to make the NDIS more affordable   Disability groups have welcomed a $13.2 billion boost to the National Disability Insurance Scheme outlined

Advocates perplexed over government’s independent assessments plan

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 4th May 2021 -  Amid ongoing plans to reshape the NDIS, disability groups are looking to reset relations with the government  Disability advocates say they are confused by the federal government’s
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