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Leaked NDIS plan sparks anger among disability groups

Luke Michael, Monday, 29th March 2021 -  But the Morrison government says the leaked plan is just “one of 78 drafts” being considered Disability advocates have slammed proposed changes to the National Disability Insurance

‘We know it’s bullsh*t’: Advocates say independent assessments will be a disaster for NDIS participants

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 2nd March 2021 -  “These changes have a real danger of changing the nature of the NDIS and the idea of what the NDIS was intentionally meant to be”  With independent assessments soon to become compulsory

Australian government criticised for disability COVID-19 response

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 2nd December 2020 -  The disability royal commission says the government’s response came too late The federal government failed to make any significant effort to consult with people with disability

Government pledges to make NDIS more accessible for Indigenous communities

Luke Michael, Friday, 30th October 2020 -  Indigenous people are 70 per cent more likely to experience disability than the general population      The Morrison government is investing almost $6 million to improve access

New NDIS independent assessments slammed by disability activists

Luke Michael, Friday, 4th September 2020 -  The NDIA says the assessments help to develop an overall picture of a person’s function in a number of areas of their life  Disability advocates fear the introduction of independent

Singing to the same tune: Government backs Tune Review recommendations

Wendy Williams, Friday, 28th August 2020 -  NDIS Minister Stuart Robert announces “the most substantial package of reforms to the NDIS since its establishment” The government’s decision to support all of the recommendations

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

NDIS makes it easier for participants to get face masks

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 29th July 2020 -  Advocates say people with disability have found it hard to access masks to stay safe from COVID-19  National Disability Insurance Scheme participants in New South Wales and Victoria

New survey reveals the financial costs of COVID-19 for people with disability

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 10th June 2020 -  More than 90 per cent of people with disability have seen their expenses increase People with disability are facing financial hardship and going days without food during the COVID-19

Calls to extend coronavirus supplement to DSP recipients

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 24th March 2020 -  Advocates say people with disability need extra support to get through the COVID-19 pandemic The Morrison government is being urged to extend its coronavirus supplement to the Disability

Urgent calls for targeted COVID-19 response for people with disability

Luke Michael, Monday, 16th March 2020 -  The disability community fear that people will die without a coordinated plan Australia needs a targeted response to coronavirus for people with disabilities and the disability

NDIS participants receive transport boost

Luke Michael, Monday, 3rd February 2020 -  Disability advocates say the move is a step in the right direction National Disability Insurance Scheme participants will once again be able to pay for transport using their core
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