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Disability Accommodation Reforms to Increase Choice and Control

Maggie Coggan, Friday, 8th February 2019 -  Reforms to improve Specialist Disability Accommodation services have been welcomed by disability groups, who say it will allow people with disability more choice and control over

Culturally Diverse People With Disability Struggling to Engage With NDIS

Luke Michael, Friday, 8th February 2019 -  People with disability from non-English speaking backgrounds are accessing disability services up to two-thirds less than Australian-born people despite having similar rates

Is Life Getting Better or Worse for People with Disabilities?

Contributor, Tuesday, 5th February 2019 -  Without data, it is not possible to know whether initiatives are really making a positive difference to people’s lives, write Eric Emerson, George Disney, Nicola Fortune, and the

Productivity Commission Calls for More Inclusive National Disability Agreement

Luke Michael, Friday, 1st February 2019 -  Australia needs to replace its “outdated” National Disability Agreement to achieve better outcomes for the 3.8 million Australians with disability not supported by the National

Closing Market Gaps in the NDIS

Luke Michael, Thursday, 31st January 2019 -  Disability service providers are being encouraged to take part in new research to help close market gaps in the National Disability Insurance Scheme. Researchers at the Centre for

Disability Providers Held Back by Lack of Data

Luke Michael, Thursday, 24th January 2019 -  A lack of data is hampering growth in the disability sector, according to the peak body for service providers. National Disability Services CEO Chris Tanti told Pro Bono News providers

NDIS Reaches Participant Milestone

Luke Michael, Monday, 21st January 2019 -  The National Disability Insurance Scheme has reached a milestone with more than 250,000 people now accessing the scheme, including almost 80,000 people receiving support for the

No ‘Opt Out’ for NDIS Participants

Lee Archer, Monday, 14th January 2019 -  The National Disability Insurance Scheme has increased the privacy intrusion into the everyday lives of some people with disability in ways that would not be acceptable to most Australians,

NDIS Commences Final Roll Out in Three States

Luke Michael, Thursday, 10th January 2019 -  The National Disability Insurance Scheme is now available across all of Victoria, Queensland and Tasmania, with the final roll out in these states commencing. The NDIS roll out into

Charities Make Their Voices Heard Amid Political Chaos – 2018 in Review

Luke Michael, Thursday, 20th December 2018 -  In a year filled with political chaos and upheaval, the charity sector had to fight hard to make its voice heard. But through strong advocacy efforts, the sector was able to achieve

Tasmania Secures Long-Term Funding Certainty For NDIS

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 11th December 2018 -  Tasmania has secured long-term funding certainty for the National Disability Insurance Scheme after signing a five-year deal with the federal government. Social Services Minister

NDIS Service Providers Cautious Over Complex Needs Pricing Shake-Up

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 10th December 2018 -  A pricing-arrangement shake up for National Disability Insurance Scheme service providers working with people with complex needs has been met with caution by some providers who
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