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People with disability in NSW need funding certainty for advocacy

Tony Jones, Tuesday, 27th October 2020 -  With organisations just months away from their funding ending, Tony Jones provides an overview of the current state of play in how disability advocacy is being funded and the New South

Singing to the same tune: Government backs Tune Review recommendations

Wendy Williams, Friday, 28th August 2020 -  NDIS Minister Stuart Robert announces “the most substantial package of reforms to the NDIS since its establishment” The government’s decision to support all of the recommendations

Is our health system looking after Indigenous people with disability?

Maggie Coggan, Tuesday, 28th April 2020 -  Health leaders hope new principles will inform access to intensive care As talks of easing lockdown restrictions begin, experts fear Aboriginal Australians with disability will

The second NDIS shock absorber: The disability workforce

Fran Connelley, Tuesday, 11th February 2020 -  The NDIS has fundamentally changed the nature of work in this sector, and the reality is that the current funding model is failing to attract and retain a qualified, motivated and suitably

Bushfire resources for people with disability

Contributor, Wednesday, 15th January 2020 -  Disability Services Consulting has put together a list of services and resources that can support people with disability through the bushfire season. This bushfire season has shocked

What are you doing to ensure people with disability have equal access to work opportunities in your organisation?

Claire Robbs, Friday, 29th November 2019 -  That is the question Claire Robbs, chief executive of Life Without Barriers, is asking of employers everywhere as we approach International Day of People with Disability on Tuesday.

Volunteers don’t come free

Keith McVilly, Wednesday, 20th November 2019 -  New research finds urgent action is needed to maintain the sustainability of volunteer services supporting people with disability and their families, write Professor Keith McVilly

Our royal commission is not yet a safe place for people with disability

Emma Bennison, Wednesday, 6th November 2019 -  Emma Bennison, CEO of Blind Citizens Australia, reflects on her experience putting together a submission to the royal commission and the support – or lack thereof – she received.

Game-changing Service for Disability Telecommunication Access Launches

Maggie Coggan, Tuesday, 22nd January 2019 -  An accessible telecoms project has been launched in a bid to fight the growing information gap on accessible services for people with disability.    The service, hailed an Australian

Australians With Disability Twice as Likely to be Evicted Without Cause

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 5th December 2018 -  People with disability who rent are almost twice as likely to experience a “no-grounds” eviction compared with other Australians, new research shows.    A report by Choice, National

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Putting Disability and Leadership in the Same Sentence

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 3rd December 2018 -  When disability advocate and entrepreneur, Christina Ryan, realised workplace programs helping people with disability into leadership roles were non-existent, she got angry.

Why People With Disability are Challenging the Exclusivity of Academic-led Research

Contributor, Wednesday, 14th November 2018 -  Disability research has historically not been driven by the needs of the disability community, writes Kate Finch from People with Disability Australia, who explains why disability-led
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