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Election 2022: The state of play

Danielle Kutchel, Wednesday, 18th May 2022 -  To ensure you have the most informed view of this election, we give you a final run-through of the sector’s demands and how some of the candidates responded. The past six weeks have seen

Election 2022: what have the major parties promised?

Danielle Kutchel, Wednesday, 4th May 2022 -  We take a look at the announcements made so far on the issues of relevance to our sector. We’ve passed the halfway point of this campaign and we’re just a few short weeks away from the federal

Younger people in aged care is a problem: will the government keep its stated commitment?

Di Winkler, Wednesday, 4th May 2022 -  Warehousing people with disability under 65 in nursing homes that are not resourced to meet their needs is a waste of human potential, argue Di Winkler and Peter Mulherin. Australia

Hundreds answer call to defend NDIS

Danielle Kutchel, Wednesday, 4th May 2022 -  “It’s been so difficult historically for people with disability and families to get heard and be treated like their concerns are worthy and important enough to consider” Over

Workforce shortages are putting NDIS participants at risk.

Contributor, Friday, 22nd April 2022 -  Here are three ways to attract more disability sector workers, writes Libby Callaway. Ahead of the upcoming election, Labor has promised a rigorous review of the National Disability

Reform agenda for problem-plagued NDIS

Danielle Kutchel, Wednesday, 20th April 2022 -  Labor has pledged to “fix the NDIS” should it win the May federal election, announcing a series of measures to address issues within the beleaguered system. Australians with disability

Budget changes little for people with disability

Jonathan Alley, Wednesday, 30th March 2022 -  The 2022 federal budget carries little fundamental change for Australians living with a disability, or the sector working with them.   People living with disability gain little in

What we know about the NDIS cuts, and what they’ll mean for people with disability and their families

Contributor, Monday, 28th March 2022 -  Cutting individual plans for people living with disability is not the answer to making the NDIS sustainable, argue Helen Dickinson and Anne Kavanagh. The latest National Disability…

Women make up half the disability population but just over a third of NDIS recipients

Contributor, Wednesday, 2nd February 2022 -  To better understand what’s behind the disparity, Sophie Yates, Eleanor Malbon, Gemma Carey and Jen Hargrave interviewed 30 women about their experiences with the NDIS. Here they

Social sector endures another COVID-filled year, but continues to drive change – 2021 in review

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 21st December 2021 -  As we enter the final stages of 2021, Luke Michael looks back at the key moments that shaped the social sector this year.    In last year’s review, we wrote that no one could have predicted

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
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