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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

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

NDIS Reaches Participant Milestone

Luke Michael, Monday, 21st January 2019 -  The National Disability Insurance Scheme has reached a milestone with more than 250,000 people now accessing the scheme, including almost 80,000 people receiving support for the

NDIS Commences Final Roll Out in Three States

Luke Michael, Thursday, 10th January 2019 -  The National Disability Insurance Scheme is now available across all of Victoria, Queensland and Tasmania, with the final roll out in these states commencing. The NDIS roll out into

Labor Shake-Up to Jobactive Celebrated by Sector

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 9th January 2019 -  The community sector has welcomed Labor’s proposed changes to unemployment services, saying an update to a broken system is long overdue, but the Coalition government has argued

Government Backflips on DSP Suspension Cut For Prisoners

Maggie Coggan, Thursday, 20th December 2018 -  A campaign to reverse the federal government’s reduction to the suspension time of the Disability Support Pension for people in prison has been successful, keeping it at two years

Sector Celebrates Shorten’s Historic Affordable Housing Commitment

Maggie Coggan, Tuesday, 18th December 2018 -  The community sector is celebrating Labor’s election commitment of 250,000 affordable rental properties over ten years, labelling it a game changer for vulnerable Australians
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