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NDIA ‘Concerned’ About Record Level of Complaints

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 29th May 2018 -  The National Disability Insurance Agency has admitted it is “concerned” about the record level of complaints it is receiving, after new figures revealed the agency received

Fears NDIA Will Force People into Shared Accommodation Settings

Luke Michael, Monday, 14th May 2018 -  Disability groups have expressed concerns that the National Disability Insurance Agency will force most people seeking Specialist Disability Accommodation into a group home

Disability Sector Welcomes NDIS Funding Commitment

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 8th May 2018 -  The disability sector has welcomed the federal government’s commitment to fully fund the National Disability Insurance Scheme, and called for attention to now be turned to fixing

Prisoners with Disability Subject to Harrowing Abuse, Report Finds

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 7th February 2018 -  People with disability in Australian prisons are subject to harrowing sexual and physical abuse, are disproportionately held in solitary confinement and face a severe lack of access

Disability Sector Calls on States to Value Advocacy as Federal Govt Announces $5M Funding

Wendy Williams, Monday, 18th December 2017 -  The disability sector has welcomed the announcement of more than $5 million of federal funding for advocacy work, and called on the states and territories to look to the federal government’s

Australian Retailers Applauded for Inclusive Advertising

Wendy Williams, Tuesday, 17th January 2017 -  Australian retailers have been applauded for embracing diversity and including people with disability in a series of recent advertising campaigns. In their latest back-to-school

Budget 2016: Healthcare Budget a Mixed Bag for NFPs

Eisha Gupta , Wednesday, 4th May 2016 -  The federal budget delivered by Treasurer Scott Morrison has been met with mixed reviews by the healthcare sector. The budget included key proposals and provided:
  • $29.9 million

NDIS Citizens’ Jury Scorecard Rates Well

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 19th May 2015 -  People With Disability Australia (PWDA) has hailed the success of the NDIS Citizens’ Jury Scorecard report, saying it has uncovered deep and meaningful feedback. “We…

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…

Disability Pension Changes Need Consideration – Advocacy Groups

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 22nd April 2014 -  The Australian Council of Social Service and disability advocacy members say the Federal Government will be taking a backward step if changes to the Disability Support Pension simply…

Disability Leaders Defend ‘Damning’ NDIS review

Staff Reporter, Monday, 24th March 2014 -  Disability sector leaders have rallied behind the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), in response to what one has called a “damning” review of the early implementation…

Government Plans New Disability Payment Scheme

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 16th January 2014 -  The Federal Government will introduce a new payment scheme for employees with intellectual disabilities that work in Australian Disability Enterprises but peak Not for Profits…
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