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Disability Advocates Gear up to Fight for More Than the NDIS

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 20th March 2019 -  Australia’s disability policy beyond 2020 must focus on more than the National Disability Insurance Scheme and actually be implemented, advocates say in the lead up to a community

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My Seven Takeaways From the NDIS Leaders Breakfast

Fran Connelley, Wednesday, 20th March 2019 -  In case you wanted to be there and couldn’t make it, here’s a summary of Fran Connelley’s personal key takeaways from the NDIS Leaders Breakfast held at the ICC in Sydney last

Advocacy Groups Struggle Amid Growing NDIS Waiting Lists

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 20th March 2019 -  Advocacy services are being swamped with people needing help appealing their National Disability Insurance Scheme plans, disability groups have warned in the wake of new funding

Inclusive Education High in the NSW Election Agenda, But Future of Students with Disabilities Still Unclear

Cecile Sullivan Elder, Monday, 18th March 2019 -  We need systemic reform to move from the parallel systems we have now to an education system that is inclusive of all children, writes Cecile Sullivan Elder, executive officer of Family

The NDIS is Not Medicare

Fran Connelley, Tuesday, 5th March 2019 -  In the disability sector the customer is always going to feel what the employee feels, writes Fran Connelley explaining her shift in focus to workplace culture. It was December 2017

Disability Services Fighting to Stay Afloat

Luke Michael, Thursday, 21st February 2019 -  Disability providers are struggling to meet the needs of their clients under the National Disability Insurance Scheme, according to a new report that warns the sustainability of

Disability Accommodation Reforms to Increase Choice and Control

Maggie Coggan, Friday, 8th February 2019 -  Reforms to improve Specialist Disability Accommodation services have been welcomed by disability groups, who say it will allow people with disability more choice and control over

Culturally Diverse People With Disability Struggling to Engage With NDIS

Luke Michael, Friday, 8th February 2019 -  People with disability from non-English speaking backgrounds are accessing disability services up to two-thirds less than Australian-born people despite having similar rates

Is Life Getting Better or Worse for People with Disabilities?

Contributor, Tuesday, 5th February 2019 -  Without data, it is not possible to know whether initiatives are really making a positive difference to people’s lives, write Eric Emerson, George Disney, Nicola Fortune, and

Productivity Commission Calls for More Inclusive National Disability Agreement

Luke Michael, Friday, 1st February 2019 -  Australia needs to replace its “outdated” National Disability Agreement to achieve better outcomes for the 3.8 million Australians with disability not supported by the National

Closing Market Gaps in the NDIS

Luke Michael, Thursday, 31st January 2019 -  Disability service providers are being encouraged to take part in new research to help close market gaps in the National Disability Insurance Scheme. Researchers at the Centre for

Disability Providers Held Back by Lack of Data

Luke Michael, Thursday, 24th January 2019 -  A lack of data is hampering growth in the disability sector, according to the peak body for service providers. National Disability Services CEO Chris Tanti told Pro Bono News providers
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