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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

NDIS makes it easier for participants to get face masks

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 29th July 2020 -  Advocates say people with disability have found it hard to access masks to stay safe from COVID-19  National Disability Insurance Scheme participants in New South Wales and Victoria

Additional learning opportunity for those wanting next level success in the disability sector

Contributor, Thursday, 16th July 2020 -  In the wake of unprecedented demand for the first round of the NDIS Success program, the Community Business Bureau (CBB) is now gearing up to offer a second round of the popular webinar

Bridging the disability information gap for remote Indigenous communities

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 30th June 2020 -  A new app hopes to support Indigenous people struggling to access disability services  Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people will be given help engaging with the National

NDIS funds can be used on specialised sex work services… for now

Maggie Coggan, Tuesday, 12th May 2020 -  But the government says using NDIS money on sex work is “not in line with community expectations” Advocacy groups are calling on the Morrison government to immediately accept a landmark

Synergis Fund raises millions for disability housing

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 5th May 2020 -  The fund is targeting $1 billion in investments over the next five years  A scalable investment fund looking to transform disability housing in Australia has secured $26.5 million

NDIS providers: Doing what you say you do

Bruce Nixon, Thursday, 23rd April 2020 -  If we thought productivity was an issue in 2019, it has become even more important in 2020, writes Bruce Nixon, Holocentric CEO. The latest State of the Disability Sector Report 2019
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