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New Ideas to Try, Test and Learn

Wendy Williams, Thursday, 9th March 2017 -  Hundreds of people have submitted innovative ideas to help young Australians move from welfare to work. The federal government received nearly 400 ideas from individuals and organisations

WA NDIS Trial Evaluation Slammed

Ellie Cooper, Friday, 3rd March 2017 -  The Western Australian version of the National Disability Insurance Scheme has been called “indefensible”, following the release of the long-awaited trial evaluation report

Innovative Workforce Fund Open to Anyone

Wendy Williams, Monday, 27th February 2017 -  A $4 million fund to support projects that identify innovative ways of building and managing the disability workforce under the NDIS is calling for anyone with ideas to apply. The

Govt Urged to ‘Share the Love’ on Volunteer Funding

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 14th February 2017 -  Representatives from Australia’s volunteer management sector converged on Canberra on Tuesday to appeal to the government to restore federal funding for their operations. The…

WA NDIS Model Finalised

Wendy Williams, Thursday, 2nd February 2017 -  Negotiations about a WA National Disability Insurance Scheme model have been finalised as the state enters caretaker mode ahead of the upcoming election. The Commonwealth and Western

NDIS Tipped to Create 1300 Jobs in NT

Wendy Williams, Friday, 27th January 2017 -  As many as 1,300 new jobs are set to be created in the Northern Territory by 2020 as a result of the National Disability Insurance Scheme. The figures, revealed in the National Disability

The NDIS Must Not Be a Trade-Off

Wendy Williams, Monday, 16th January 2017 -  The National Disability Insurance Scheme must not be funded from trade-offs the disability sector has argued, as tension mounts over federal government plans to transfer a $3.7

Disability Sector Joins Calls for a Halt to Centrelink ‘Fiasco’

Wendy Williams, Friday, 6th January 2017 -  The disability sector has backed calls for the Centrelink debt recovery “fiasco” to be suspended immediately amid concerns about the impact it is having on people with disability.

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 in place

Welfare Dependency First Target for Government’s Innovation Fund

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 7th December 2016 -  Innovative ideas from the not-for-profit and business sectors that help move people from welfare to work will be the first to be funded by the Turnbull government’s $96 million Try,…

Social Services Minister Denies Job Shortage

Ellie Cooper, Friday, 18th November 2016 -  Minister for Social Services Christian Porter says he does not “statistically” accept the gap between the number of people seeking employment and the number of available jobs. Speaking

NDIS Failing to Meet Enrolment Targets

Lina Caneva, Monday, 14th November 2016 -  A disability advocacy group and the federal opposition claim the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is failing to meet its enrolment targets despite reporting a high participant
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