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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

Australia is at the precipice of an economic calamity: The NDIS is the solution

Laura O’Reilly, Friday, 17th April 2020 -  The National Disability Insurance Scheme is a vital piece of national infrastructure which has enormous potential to be used extremely effectively throughout this looming challenge,

Calls to extend coronavirus supplement to DSP recipients

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 24th March 2020 -  Advocates say people with disability need extra support to get through the COVID-19 pandemic The Morrison government is being urged to extend its coronavirus supplement to the Disability

New learning program to help deliver on NDIS service demand and encourage sector growth

Contributor, Thursday, 19th March 2020 -  Whether you’re an organisation looking to break into the fast-growing disability sector, or one that already provides services but wants to expand, a new interactive learning program

Urgent calls for targeted COVID-19 response for people with disability

Luke Michael, Monday, 16th March 2020 -  The disability community fear that people will die without a coordinated plan Australia needs a targeted response to coronavirus for people with disabilities and the disability

NDIA is failing disability providers

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 2nd March 2020 -  Only one in five providers say the NDIA is working well with the sector The poor relationship between disability providers and the agency in charge of rolling out the National Disability

‘We need to see action’: Disability advocates present plan to end barriers to work

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 17th February 2020 -  The plan has been labelled a down payment on the future of people with disability  With just 53 per cent of working age people with disability in paid work, a peak disability body is launching

NDIS participants receive transport boost

Luke Michael, Monday, 3rd February 2020 -  Disability advocates say the move is a step in the right direction National Disability Insurance Scheme participants will once again be able to pay for transport using their core

Bushfire resources for people with disability

Contributor, Wednesday, 15th January 2020 -  Disability Services Consulting has put together a list of services and resources that can support people with disability through the bushfire season. This bushfire season has shocked
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