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Disability Royal Commission a Step Closer

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 13th March 2019 -  Prime Minister Scott Morrison has committed the federal government to fully funding the disability royal commission, as the draft terms of reference for the inquiry are released.  

PM Stalls Disability Royal Commission

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 27th February 2019 -  Prime Minister Scott Morrison has come under fire for delaying calling a royal commission into the abuse of people with disability until he garners support from the states and territories.

Government Called On to Urgently Establish Disability Royal Commission

Luke Michael, Monday, 18th February 2019 -  Disability advocates are calling for a royal commission into the violence and abuse of people with disability to be set up immediately after the Morrison government threw its support

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

Productivity Commission Calls for More Inclusive National Disability Agreement

Luke Michael, Friday, 1st February 2019 -  Australia needs to replace its “outdated” National Disability Agreement to achieve better outcomes for the 3.8 million Australians with disability not supported by the National

Disability Groups Divided Over Support for Australian Disability Enterprises

Luke Michael, Friday, 25th January 2019 -  Disability groups are split on whether Labor’s plan to direct government contracts to disability enterprises is a good move, with critics of the plan saying people with disability

Disability Employment in Public Service Going Backwards

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 16th January 2019 -  The disability community is being shut out of public sector jobs, disability groups say in light of recent data which shows the employment of people with disability in the public service

Australians With Disability Twice as Likely to be Evicted Without Cause

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 5th December 2018 -  People with disability who rent are almost twice as likely to experience a “no-grounds” eviction compared with other Australians, new research shows.    A report by Choice,

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
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