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‘It’s a disgrace’: Criminal syndicate allegedly targets NDIS participants

Luke Michael, Thursday, 23rd May 2019 -  Disability advocates say the onus is on the National Disability Insurance Agency to better screen providers, after members of an organised crime syndicate were arrested for allegedly

Inclusion is everybody’s business

Contributor, Thursday, 23rd May 2019 -  Community Services Industry Alliance’s Inclusion Ready Summit is an exciting event to be held on Tuesday 18 June that will deliver the latest research, ideas and opportunities around

Morrison vows to prioritise NDIS following election win

Luke Michael, Monday, 20th May 2019 -  Newly re-elected Prime Minister Scott Morrison says fixing problems in the National Disability Insurance Scheme will be an immediate priority for the federal government, as the

‘We should be able to remove those situations which are making us vulnerable’

Lisa Needham, Tuesday, 14th May 2019 -  With the country set to head to the polls this week, audio producer Lisa Needham spends a day with mother, campaigner and wheelchair user Nicole as she travels around Melbourne, to

Solar batteries to light up disability housing

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 8th May 2019 -  People living in specialist disability housing could save upwards of a $1,000 on their electricity bill with a plan underway to install solar and battery storage into a new disability

Labor vows to protect NDIS funds into the future

Luke Michael, Friday, 3rd May 2019 -  Labor says it will create a special fund to ensure any unspent National Disability Insurance Scheme money stays within the scheme.    Opposition leader Bill Shorten said a Labor

NDIS forcing not-for-profit sector reform

Contributor, Thursday, 2nd May 2019 -  The transition from the state to the federal NDIS model is underway in Western Australian and it’s a whole new ball game, writes Lucio Di Giallonardo from HLB Mann Judd Perth. The transition

NDIA boss quits on eve of the federal election

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 1st May 2019 -  The leadership of the National Disability Insurance Agency has been thrown into limbo after the sudden resignation of CEO Robert De Luca. The NDIA board was informed of De Luca’s immediate

Coalition promises to support charities and the NDIS… but won’t budge on Newstart

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 30th April 2019 -  The Coalition government says it strongly supports the charity sector and has promised the National Disability Insurance Scheme will always be fully funded, as it seeks re-election

People with severe mental illness left behind in NDIS transition

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 16th April 2019 -  Only a quarter of people in Commonwealth-funded mental health programs set to close in 2020 have successfully transitioned to the National Disability Insurance Scheme, new research

Addressing ‘thin markets’ in the NDIS

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 10th April 2019 -  The federal government is launching a wide-ranging consultation as part of a new project looking to close market gaps in the National Disability Insurance Scheme. Social Services

Advocates ask, why are NDIS funds not being used to fix the scheme?

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 3rd April 2019 -  Disability groups have welcomed the federal government’s $528 million pledge for the disability royal commission but say a multi-billion dollar underspend of National Disability
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