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Calls to get more people with disability on the NDIA board

Luke Michael, Friday, 14th August 2020 -  “We would like to see a policy or a quota around the number of board positions that must be people with disability,” an advocate says.  The Morrison government is being urged

Disability pension pushing Indigenous Australians into poverty

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 18th September 2019 -  Two in five Indigenous households relying on the Disability Support Pension ran out of money for basic items such as food and fuel in the last year, new research shows, prompting calls

Report finds people with disability ‘aren’t getting a fair go’

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 4th September 2019 -  People with disability are four times more likely to experience high psychological distress than other Australians, according to new research. The Australian Institute of Health

Auditor-general uncovers rising NDIS fraud allegations

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 26th June 2019 -  Authorities are dealing with a major rise in tip-offs about suspected fraud in the National Disability Insurance Scheme, with the auditor-general revealing investigations are

Familiar faces remain in Labor’s shadow ministry ‘refresh’

Luke Michael, Monday, 3rd June 2019 -  Former opposition leader Bill Shorten has been appointed shadow minister for the National Disability Insurance Scheme in Labor’s new-look shadow cabinet, while Andrew Leigh will

Advocates ask, why are NDIS funds not being used to fix the scheme?

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 3rd April 2019 -  Disability groups have welcomed the federal government’s $528 million pledge for the disability royal commission but say a multi-billion dollar underspend of National Disability

Advocacy groups struggle amid growing NDIS waiting lists

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 20th March 2019 -  Advocacy services are being swamped with people needing help appealing their National Disability Insurance Scheme plans, disability groups have warned in the wake of new funding

Disability Groups Weary as DSP Appeals Skyrocket

Luke Michael, Friday, 22nd February 2019 -  Recent research shows the majority of Disability Support Pension appeals end with the applicant being awarded the payment Disability advocates are deeply concerned by an almost…

Increased Support Needed for Entrepreneurs with Disability

Maggie Coggan, Friday, 3rd August 2018 -  Entrepreneurs and business owners with disability need increased support to take their ideas “to the next stage”, a disability sector leader believes. Ross Joyce, CEO of the Australian

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

Sector Calls for Social Services Stability After Prentice Dumped

Luke Michael, Monday, 14th May 2018 -  Social sector leaders have called for greater stability in the social services portfolio, after Assistant Minister for Social Services and Disability Services Jane Prentice lost

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
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