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Why an AAT ruling could shake-up NDIS funding

Luke Michael, Friday, 14th June 2019 -  National Disability Insurance Scheme participants could soon get funding for a broader range of health-related supports following a major Administrative Appeals Tribunal decision.

Disability advocates fight for inclusion at the UN

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 12th June 2019 -  The United Nations’ new Disability Inclusion Strategy is a significant step towards making the UN more accessible to people with disability, advocates believe. UN Secretary-General

‘It’s a disgrace’: Criminal syndicate allegedly targets NDIS participants

Luke Michael, Thursday, 23rd May 2019 -  Disability advocates say the onus is on the National Disability Insurance Agency to better screen providers, after members of an organised crime syndicate were arrested for allegedly

Coalition wants to get more people with disability working in the public service

Luke Michael, Friday, 3rd May 2019 -  The Coalition government is aiming to almost double the rate of people with disability working in the public service by 2025, but advocates say this target does not go far enough.   Social

Government under mounting pressure over disability royal commission appointees

Luke Michael, Thursday, 18th April 2019 -  The Morrison government is standing by its appointees to the disability royal commission, despite Labor pledging to review two of the commissioners over conflicts of interest.

‘A real step towards justice’: Disability groups welcome royal commission

Luke Michael, Friday, 5th April 2019 -  Prime Minister Scott Morrison has officially launched the disability royal commission, kicking off a three-year inquiry that will examine the violence and abuse of people with

Advocates fight plan to use surplus NDIS funds to boost budget

Luke Michael, Thursday, 28th March 2019 -  Disability groups are demanding that the Morrison government keep any unspent National Disability Insurance Scheme money within the scheme, after reports emerged the funds will

Labor urged to broaden living wage policy

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 26th March 2019 -  Opposition leader Bill Shorten says an elected Labor government will introduce a living wage so no full-time worker lives in poverty, but community leaders say unemployed workers

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
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