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Disability Sector Kept in the Dark on NDIS Shakeup

Xavier Smerdon, Friday, 4th September 2015 -  Disability advocates have slammed the Abbott Government after it placed an advertisement to replace the board of the agency that runs the National Disability Insurance Scheme without…

Australian Disability Enterprise Contracts Extended

Xavier Smerdon, Thursday, 27th August 2015 -  The Federal Government has commitment more than $650 million to extend Australian Disability Enterprise (ADE) contracts for the next three years. The Assistant Minister for Social…

Disability Wage Row

Xavier Smerdon, Monday, 4th May 2015 -  Disability advocates say they were not consulted on an Australian Human Rights Commission decision to grant disability enterprises an exemption from the Disability Discrimination…

Hornsby Volunteer Takes Out Top Disability Award

Xavier Smerdon, Wednesday, 26th November 2014 -  A former lift attendant and a rugby league enthusiast, struck down by polio at the age of fourteen has won the major award at the annual 2014 National Disability Awards Ceremony in Canberra…

Top Carers in Australia Recognised

Xavier Smerdon, Monday, 17th November 2014 -  Five carers have been recognised as inspirational leaders at the inaugural National Carer Awards on the Gold Coast. The National Carer Awards celebrated the contribution of carers…

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Changing Sector Means NFPs Need to Adapt

Xavier Smerdon, Thursday, 13th November 2014 -  Not for Profits will need to adapt to the changing funding environment and the new world of consumer-directed care in order to flourish and survive, writes Senator Mitch Fifield,

Peak Body Takes Action on Dementia Supplement Cut

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 1st July 2014 -  A peak body for aged services, Leading Age Services Australia (LASA,) has called on its members to speak up over the Federal Government’s axing of the Dementia and Severe Behaviours…

Feds Initiate NDIS Workforce Strategy

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 20th February 2014 -  The Coalition Government is to begin a workforce development strategy for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). The Government says it has kick-started the process…

$240m Set to Help Independent Seniors

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 14th January 2014 -  Older Australians will receive more help to live independently as part of a $240 million Federal Government program. The commitment is the first round of funding under the Commonwealth…

Fifield Cuts Red Tape for Disability Employment Services

Staff Reporter, Monday, 6th January 2014 -  The Federal Government says it has made its first changes to lessen the administrative burden on Disability Employment Services providers. According to Assistant Minister for…

Coalition Slams Social Inclusion Portfolio

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 5th January 2012 -  The Gillard Government’s Social Inclusion portfolio has come under fire from the Coalition, with Senator Mitch Fifield saying the Government should abolish the Social Inclusion…
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