Civil Voices

Tag : People with Disability Australia

Rego Costs For Drivers With Disabilities Cut, But Transport Access Issues Remain

Luke Michael, Monday, 16th October 2017 -  The Victorian government has announced it is cutting the cost of registration for wheelchair users who modify their cars to drive, but disability advocates say people with disabilities’

Concerns NDIS Quality and Safety Framework Forgets Majority of People With Disability

Ellie Cooper, Tuesday, 7th February 2017 -  Disability advocates welcomed the release of the long-awaited NDIS quality and safety framework, but expressed concern about the significant number of people outside the scheme

Wake Up Call As Employment Rates For People With Disability Go ‘Backwards’

Wendy Williams, Monday, 30th January 2017 -  A report showing employment rates for people with disability are going “backwards” should serve as a “wake up call” to the government, according to disability advocates.

The NDIS Must Not Be a Trade-Off

Wendy Williams, Monday, 16th January 2017 -  The National Disability Insurance Scheme must not be funded from trade-offs the disability sector has argued, as tension mounts over federal government plans to transfer a $3.7

NFPs Concerned Over Democracy

Wendy Williams, Friday, 20th May 2016 -  More than 30 Not for Profits, community leaders, unions and commentators in civil society have united to speak out about the media treatment of Duncan Storrar and what this says about

Budget 2016: Don’t Fund NDIS at the Cost of Safety Net

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 4th May 2016 -  Disability advocacy group People with Disability Australia (PWDA) has strongly rejected the budget measures that link a fully funded National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)

Govt Looks to Plug NDIS Funding Black Hole

Ellie Cooper, Thursday, 28th January 2016 - 
The disability sector has called for a permanent solution to NDIS funding, acknowledging that the current model is insufficient as the Federal Government looks to generate $5 billion…

Sector Welcomes Landmark NDIS Commitment

Ellie Cooper, Thursday, 17th September 2015 -  The first National Disability Insurance Scheme agreements have been signed between the Turnbull Government and the New South Wales and Victorian State Governments. The…

17,300 People on NDIS

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 18th August 2015 -  More than 17,300 people are on the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) with $952.8 million invested in services and equipment, according to the latest Quarterly Report…

Disability Move Won’t Create Jobs -NFP

Lina Caneva, Monday, 6th October 2014 -  Up to 28,000 Australians currently receiving the disability support pension could be moved onto Newstart, meaning they will receive $166 less per week, a national disability rights…

Disability Groups Protest Payment Scheme Bill

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 26th August 2014 -  Four national peak disability groups have joined forces with disability advocates calling on politicians from all parties to vote against a Bill set to extinguish the legal rights…

Disability Advocate Questions Govt Commitment to NDIS

Staff Reporter, Friday, 2nd May 2014 -  A national disability rights and advocacy organisation says it has grave concerns about the Federal Government’s commitment to the National Disability Insurance Scheme…
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