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Govt Looks to Plug NDIS Funding Black Hole

Ellie Cooper, Thursday, 28th January 2016 - 
The disability sector has called for a permanent solution to NDIS funding, acknowledging that the current model is insufficient as the Federal Government looks to generate $5 billion

Sector Welcomes Landmark NDIS Commitment

Ellie Cooper, Thursday, 17th September 2015 -  The first National Disability Insurance Scheme agreements have been signed between the Turnbull Government and the New South Wales and Victorian State Governments. The…

17,300 People on NDIS

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 18th August 2015 -  More than 17,300 people are on the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) with $952.8 million invested in services and equipment, according to the latest Quarterly Report…

Disability Move Won’t Create Jobs -NFP

Lina Caneva, Monday, 6th October 2014 -  Up to 28,000 Australians currently receiving the disability support pension could be moved onto Newstart, meaning they will receive $166 less per week, a national disability rights…

Disability Groups Protest Payment Scheme Bill

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 26th August 2014 -  Four national peak disability groups have joined forces with disability advocates calling on politicians from all parties to vote against a Bill set to extinguish the legal rights…

Disability Advocate Questions Govt Commitment to NDIS

Staff Reporter, Friday, 2nd May 2014 -  A national disability rights and advocacy organisation says it has grave concerns about the Federal Government’s commitment to the National Disability Insurance Scheme…

Disability Pension Changes Need Consideration – Advocacy Groups

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 22nd April 2014 -  The Australian Council of Social Service and disability advocacy members say the Federal Government will be taking a backward step if changes to the Disability Support Pension simply…

Disability Leaders Defend ‘Damning’ NDIS review

Staff Reporter, Monday, 24th March 2014 -  Disability sector leaders have rallied behind the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), in response to what one has called a “damning” review of the early implementation…

Government Plans New Disability Payment Scheme

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 16th January 2014 -  The Federal Government will introduce a new payment scheme for employees with intellectual disabilities that work in Australian Disability Enterprises but peak Not for Profits…

Fragmented Disability Sector Needs Change

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 3rd October 2013 -  The current arrangements for Australia’s peak bodies on disability are fragmented and confused and in need of an urgent rethink as the National Insurance Disability Scheme…

Grand Western Lodge Residents Lodge Class Action

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 24th September 2013 -  A class action has been filed on behalf of more than 40 adults with intellectual and psychosocial disability who were residents of a "licensed premises for handicapped people"…

Disability Rights Advocate Sets Big Employment Goals

Staff Reporter, Monday, 8th July 2013 -  Disability rights advocate, People with Disability Australia has launched a campaign to create 200,000 jobs for people with disability. People with Disability Australia has called…
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