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Contacting local candidates about inequality, ensuring votes for people with disability, and NT budget fails sector

Contributor, Monday, 16th May 2022 -  All the latest news from the Councils of Social Service of Australia.


The ACOSS network represents and is connected to thousands of community agencies, who employ countless

Raising concerns can help improve disability services for everyone

Contributor, Thursday, 28th April 2022 -  The Victorian Disability Worker Commission has launched a new campaign encouraging people to make contact, if there are concerns about a disability worker’s behaviour or quality

Equal pay, equal respect: It’s time to end discriminatory wages

Catherine McAlpine, Monday, 11th April 2022 -  Right now, across Australia over 20,000 people with disability – most with an intellectual disability – are working in jobs for as little as $2.50 per hour. We want that to change, now,

Disability sector demands inclusive disaster preparedness

Jonathan Alley, Wednesday, 6th April 2022 -  A pre-election open letter from disability rights and advocacy organisations is calling for stronger resources for disaster-affected people living with disability.  A coalition

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…

Emerging disability housing market meeting appetite for impact investment at scale

Di Winkler, Monday, 14th December 2020 -  Dr Di Winkler and Dr Peter Mulherin explain the Specialist Disability Accommodation market and why disability housing is well placed to leverage the private capital available through

Pushing Australia to change its attitude to people with disability

Wendy Williams, Wednesday, 2nd December 2020 -  Meet the NFP working to ensure that there are more realistic inclusions of people with disability across all forms of media Research has shown that the biggest barriers people with

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
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