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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

Bushfire resources for people with disability

Contributor, Wednesday, 15th January 2020 -  Disability Services Consulting has put together a list of services and resources that can support people with disability through the bushfire season. This bushfire season has shocked

Same same, but different – 2019 in review

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 18th December 2019 -  As the sun sets on 2019 – and this decade comes to an end – Luke Michael looks back at how the year unfolded for the social sector  If 2018 was a year of political chaos and upheaval, then

The NDIS needs a new plan

Wendy Williams, Tuesday, 3rd December 2019 -  UWA White Paper calls for fit-for-purpose disability system in Australia The National Disability Insurance Scheme is not working for everyone and change is needed now, a new report

Government vows to remove young people with disability from aged care

Luke Michael, Thursday, 28th November 2019 -  Last year there were around 6,200 people under 65 living in residential aged care in Australia The Morrison government has pledged there will be no young people with disability living

Volunteers don’t come free

Keith McVilly, Wednesday, 20th November 2019 -  New research finds urgent action is needed to maintain the sustainability of volunteer services supporting people with disability and their families, write Professor Keith McVilly

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

People experiencing homelessness struggling to navigate the NDIS

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 16th October 2019 -  The Victorian Homelessness Conference discussed the intersection between the NDIS, homelessness, and mental health A different approach is needed to get more people experiencing

The Administrative Appeals Tribunal affirms less than 2% of NDIS decisions appealed by participants

Geoff Southwell, Tuesday, 15th October 2019 -  With over 90 per cent of appeal cases potentially subject to undue influence by the NDIA – the very body whose actions are being questioned in the AAT – it is not clear that the NDIS appeals
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