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Disability advocates welcome move to pause independent assessments

Luke Michael, Thursday, 15th April 2021 -  The new NDIS minister has acknowledged the major backlash to the reforms    The Morrison government has decided to delay introducing mandatory independent assessments for the

People with cognitive disability face loss of justice system support

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 7th April 2021 -  Funding for a key justice advocacy service in NSW is set to expire in June An open letter signed by 70 eminent Australians is calling on the New South Wales government to commit to rolling

‘Just a draft’ still means it was – or is – in the mix

Adam Schickerling, Monday, 29th March 2021 -  The leaking of draft changes to the NDIS strikes a blow not just to those potentially affected, but at the very heart of what could, and should, be a life and society-changing scheme,

Leaked NDIS plan sparks anger among disability groups

Luke Michael, Monday, 29th March 2021 -  But the Morrison government says the leaked plan is just “one of 78 drafts” being considered Disability advocates have slammed proposed changes to the National Disability Insurance

‘We know it’s bullsh*t’: Advocates say independent assessments will be a disaster for NDIS participants

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 2nd March 2021 -  “These changes have a real danger of changing the nature of the NDIS and the idea of what the NDIS was intentionally meant to be”  With independent assessments soon to become compulsory

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
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