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Why People With Disability are Challenging the Exclusivity of Academic-led Research

Contributor, Wednesday, 14th November 2018 -  Disability research has historically not been driven by the needs of the disability community, writes Kate Finch from People with Disability Australia, who explains why disability-led

Disability Groups Cautious Over NDIS Independent Assessment Pilot

Luke Michael, Monday, 12th November 2018 -  Disability advocates say they will be closely watching an independent assessments trial to ensure it achieves its stated aims of fairer access and planning decisions for National

Report Uncovers Shocking Abuse and Neglect of Adults With Disability

Luke Michael, Monday, 5th November 2018 -  Widespread abuse and neglect of adults with disability has been uncovered by the New South Wales ombudsman, with appalled disability advocates now calling for an independent public

Government’s Plan to Cut Disability Support Pension Backfires

Luke Michael, Friday, 26th October 2018 -  The federal government is ditching controversial plans to review the eligibility of 90,000 people on the Disability Support Pension after only a tiny fraction of recipients were

Government Set to Increase NDIA Staff Cap

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 28th August 2018 -  The federal government is increasing the National Disability Insurance Agency’s staff cap, as part of a suite of workforce changes designed to deliver a “better experience”

New NDIS Quarterly Report Revives Call to Lift NDIA Staff Cap

Luke Michael, Thursday, 16th August 2018 -  Almost 200,000 Australians are now accessing National Disability Insurance Scheme, new figures show, but continued challenges with the speed of roll-out and the resolution of

Concerns NDIS Fraud Squad will ‘Criminalise People with Disability’

Luke Michael, Friday, 27th July 2018 -  Concerns exist the National Disability Insurance Scheme fraud squad will “criminalise people with disability”, with advocates questioning its focus and value amid a service-delivery

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
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