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Disability Groups Slam Changes to DES Program

Luke Michael, Thursday, 19th July 2018 -  It is feared the Commonwealth’s new $800 million disability employment program, being described as a “deep disappointment”, will only make it harder for people with disability

Royal Commission Allows Social Sector to Help Disability Abuse Victims

Paul Carter, Tuesday, 26th June 2018 -  Only a royal commission into violence and abuse against people with a disability can fund the social sector to support victims to give evidence, get justice and heal, a peak body says.     

NDIA ‘Concerned’ About Record Level of Complaints

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 29th May 2018 -  The National Disability Insurance Agency has admitted it is “concerned” about the record level of complaints it is receiving, after new figures revealed the agency received

Disability Advocates ‘Betrayed’ by NDIS Medicare Levy Backflip

Luke Michael, Thursday, 26th April 2018 -  Disability groups feel “betrayed and ambushed” by the government’s backflip on a Medicare levy rise to fully fund the National Disability Insurance Scheme, warning that

Prisoners with Disability Subject to Harrowing Abuse, Report Finds

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 7th February 2018 -  People with disability in Australian prisons are subject to harrowing sexual and physical abuse, are disproportionately held in solitary confinement and face a severe lack of access

‘Alarming’ Figures of Disability Violence Reignite Calls for Royal Commission

Rachel McFadden, Wednesday, 26th July 2017 -  Disability advocates are calling for the urgent introduction of a Royal Commission into violence and abuse against people with a disability after new figures reveal “alarming”

Sector Disappointed as NDIA Given Corporate Makeover

Wendy Williams, Friday, 6th January 2017 -  The disability sector has expressed “disappointment” after a number of “corporate heavyweights” have been appointed to lead the National Disability Insurance Scheme

NFPs Demand ACT NDIS Shutdown Be Reversed

Wendy Williams, Tuesday, 18th October 2016 -  Disability advocacy organisations across the country have united to call on the state and federal governments to work together to reverse the “shutdown” of the National Disability

Disability Orgs Condemn Treatment of Student ‘Locked in a Cage’

Wendy Williams, Wednesday, 17th August 2016 -  National disability organisations have condemned the treatment of a student who was allegedly “locked in a cage” and have called on the government to establish a royal commission.
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