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Labor vows to protect NDIS funds into the future

Luke Michael, Friday, 3rd May 2019 -  Labor says it will create a special fund to ensure any unspent National Disability Insurance Scheme money stays within the scheme.    Opposition leader Bill Shorten said a Labor

Coalition wants to get more people with disability working in the public service

Luke Michael, Friday, 3rd May 2019 -  The Coalition government is aiming to almost double the rate of people with disability working in the public service by 2025, but advocates say this target does not go far enough.   Social

Coalition promises to support charities and the NDIS… but won’t budge on Newstart

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 30th April 2019 -  The Coalition government says it strongly supports the charity sector and has promised the National Disability Insurance Scheme will always be fully funded, as it seeks re-election

Government under mounting pressure over disability royal commission appointees

Luke Michael, Thursday, 18th April 2019 -  The Morrison government is standing by its appointees to the disability royal commission, despite Labor pledging to review two of the commissioners over conflicts of interest.

Addressing ‘thin markets’ in the NDIS

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 10th April 2019 -  The federal government is launching a wide-ranging consultation as part of a new project looking to close market gaps in the National Disability Insurance Scheme. Social Services

Government pledges $850 million to help NDIS providers

Luke Michael, Monday, 1st April 2019 -  The federal government has bowed to significant pressure from disability providers by agreeing to major price increases for a range of National Disability Insurance Scheme services.

Government pledges to remove young people from nursing homes

Luke Michael, Friday, 22nd March 2019 -  The federal government will help young people with disability in aged care facilities to move into homes of their choosing, as part of a new national action plan. Social Services Minister

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

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

Government Names and Shames Organisations Yet to Join Redress Scheme

Luke Michael, Thursday, 28th February 2019 -  The federal government has listed more than 100 institutions yet to join the national redress scheme for child sexual abuse survivors amid calls to punish organisations refusing

Gambling Crackdown To Help Vulnerable Bettors

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 27th February 2019 -  Children and problem gamblers will find it harder to place online sports bets after the introduction of new rules that compel betting agencies to speed up the time it takes to verify

Domestic Violence Funding Leaves Behind Migrant and Refugee Women

Maggie Coggan, Tuesday, 12th February 2019 -  A $78 million investment in emergency domestic violence accommodation by the federal government has been met with mixed reviews from community groups, who say only funding certain
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