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NDIS data drop reveals severe employment gaps

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 31st July 2019 -  Nearly half of all employed National Disability Insurance Scheme recipients over 25 are working for an Australian Disability Enterprise, while just 33 per cent are working in mainstream

Disabilities community’s fury over single-plastic ban

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 10th July 2019 -  For people with disability who struggle to eat or drink with their hands, a plastic straw is a life saver.   But on Saturday, the South Australian government proposed a state-wide

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

Disability Advocates Welcome Pledge to Remove NDIA Staff Cap

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 8th August 2018 -  Labor’s pledge to remove the arbitrary National Disability Insurance Agency staff cap has been welcomed by disability advocates, who say they do not want any more money spent on external

Disability Groups Slam Changes to DES Program

Luke Michael, Thursday, 19th July 2018 -  It is feared the Commonwealth’s new $800 million disability employment program, being described as a “deep disappointment”, will only make it harder for people with disability

Disability Advocates ‘Betrayed’ by NDIS Medicare Levy Backflip

Luke Michael, Thursday, 26th April 2018 -  Disability groups feel “betrayed and ambushed” by the government’s backflip on a Medicare levy rise to fully fund the National Disability Insurance Scheme, warning that the NDIS

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. An annual

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)
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