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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

Disability royal commission must be extended, advocates say

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 21st April 2021 -  An extension has already been backed by Labor and the Greens Disability groups have renewed calls for a 17-month extension to the disability royal commission, warning there is not

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
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