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Disability advocates demand action amid slow vaccine rollout

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 17th August 2021 -  “We need less lip service and more action from the government to roll out the vaccine to those who need it most”   Frustrated disability groups say the Australian government has failed

Disability groups welcome royal commission extension

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 18th May 2021 -  “We are very pleased that the voices of people with disability have been heard on this issue” The Morrison government has announced it is extending the Royal Commission into Violence,

Disability royal commission must be extended, advocates say

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 21st April 2021 -  An extension has already been backed by Labor and the Greens Disability groups have renewed calls for a 17-month extension to the disability royal commission, warning there is not

Interim report details widespread abuse against people with disability in Australia

Luke Michael, Monday, 2nd November 2020 -  The disability royal commission’s interim report has been released     The chair of the disability royal commission is asking for a 17-month extension to the inquiry, after an interim

Advocates say royal commission must #MakeItSafeToSpeak

Luke Michael, Monday, 12th October 2020 -  A new campaign aims to protect the confidentiality of people telling their stories to the disability royal commission   Disability advocates fear the most severe cases of systemic

New NDIS independent assessments slammed by disability activists

Luke Michael, Friday, 4th September 2020 -  The NDIA says the assessments help to develop an overall picture of a person’s function in a number of areas of their life  Disability advocates fear the introduction of independent

New survey reveals the financial costs of COVID-19 for people with disability

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 10th June 2020 -  More than 90 per cent of people with disability have seen their expenses increase People with disability are facing financial hardship and going days without food during the COVID-19

NDIS funds can be used on specialised sex work services… for now

Maggie Coggan, Tuesday, 12th May 2020 -  But the government says using NDIS money on sex work is “not in line with community expectations” Advocacy groups are calling on the Morrison government to immediately accept a landmark

New plan to protect people with disability from COVID-19

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 22nd April 2020 -  The strategy has a strong focus on upholding the rights of people with disability  The federal government has unveiled a targeted plan to help manage and prevent the transmission of

Disability groups unite in plea for targeted coronavirus support

Maggie Coggan, Tuesday, 7th April 2020 -  “We haven’t heard anything about how disability and those living with disability are going to be prioritised at this moment,” disability leaders say.   Over 70 national,

Calls to extend coronavirus supplement to DSP recipients

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 24th March 2020 -  Advocates say people with disability need extra support to get through the COVID-19 pandemic The Morrison government is being urged to extend its coronavirus supplement to the Disability

Disability royal commission given chance to reset with hearings halted

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 18th March 2020 -  The royal commission has postponed all public hearings indefinitely  A pause on all public hearings in the disability royal commission to stop the spread of COVID-19 to people with
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