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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

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:
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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…
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