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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

NDIS not yet in tune with the needs of participants

Luke Michael, Monday, 20th January 2020 -  Disability advocates say there needs to be a stronger focus on fair access to the scheme  The Morrison government has vowed to cut wait times and red tape for National Disability Insurance

Disability providers unhappy with NDIS pricing

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 20th November 2019 -  A new report warns disability services are under threat without changes to the NDIS pricing system More than half of disability providers fear they won’t be able to offer National

Morrison government unveils plan for ‘last 20 per cent’ of NDIS rollout

Luke Michael, Monday, 18th November 2019 -  The government acknowledged some people were still facing long delays getting on the scheme   Disability advocates have welcomed the Morrison government’s plan to deliver the

Advocates demand stronger targets for disability employment

Luke Michael, Friday, 8th November 2019 -  NDIS Minister Stuart Robert has unveiled a plan to get 30 per cent of scheme participants into work by 2023 The Morrison government must create stronger targets for disability employment

New NDIA CEO is revealed

Luke Michael, Thursday, 17th October 2019 -  The NDIA has appointed a new CEO, 170 days on from Robert De Luca’s shock departure from the role. The Morrison government has unveiled Martin Hoffman as the new CEO of the National Disability

Coalition of disability groups demand action on NDIS funding for sex services

Luke Michael, Thursday, 29th August 2019 -  Disability advocates are calling on the Morrison government to develop a sexuality policy for the National Disability Insurance Scheme, warning that participants are being denied

Disability groups call for better quality plans in NDIS review

Luke Michael, Monday, 12th August 2019 -  The Morrison government’s review of the National Disability Insurance Scheme must focus on improving the quality of plans, and not just on cutting wait times and red tape, disability

Morrison government’s welfare fraud lab comes under fire

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 7th August 2019 -  The launch of a new digital forensics lab to detect welfare fraud has been slammed by anti-poverty advocates, who say the lab will only serve to unfairly paint welfare recipients as

‘It is time for the NDIS to catch up’: Disability advocates call to fund access to sex work

Luke Michael, Friday, 12th July 2019 -  Advocacy groups are calling for the National Disability Insurance Scheme to offer funding for sex work services after a person with a disability won the right to have a sex therapist

Labor ‘alarmed’ by NDIA exodus

Luke Michael, Friday, 5th July 2019 -  Bill Shorten has expressed concerns about instability in the National Disability Insurance Agency after it emerged several senior staff have departed the organisation in recent

NDIS funding deal to help people with disability avoid lengthy hospital stays

Luke Michael, Thursday, 4th July 2019 -  Young people in nursing homes and others stuck in hospitals and aged care facilities will be among those to benefit from a new agreement that gives National Disability Insurance Scheme
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