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Govt Calls for Public Comment on Gender Equality

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 10th January 2013 -  The Federal Government has called for public comment to help develop the next stage of its workplace gender equality reforms. The Workplace Gender Equality Act was introduced to

QLD Offers NDIS Funding

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 12th December 2012 -  Queensland has become the second State to put forward a plan to the Federal Government to fund the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) but the plan has already hit a Federal…

NDIS Legislation Unveiled

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 27th November 2012 -  The Federal Government has released the draft National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Bill, ahead of its introduction into Parliament, but the draft has already come under…

Legislation Introduced on Pokies Reforms

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 1st November 2012 -  Controversial legislation to tackle gambling addiction and poker machine reform has been introduced into Federal Parliament paving the way for a pre-commitment trial in the ACT.…


Making a National Disability Insurance Scheme Real

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 1st November 2012 -  OPINION: As the Federal Government prepares to release its draft legislation to establish the National Disability Insurance Scheme, the Minister for Disability Reform, Jenny

Govt Moves on Indigenous Constitutional Recognition

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 20th September 2012 - 
Photo courtesy: The Gillard Government will ask Parliament to pass an Act of Recognition acknowledging the unique and special place of Indigenous Australians.…

Jobs Available for NDIS Agency

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 20th September 2012 -  People with disability and people who work with them are being encouraged to express their interest in working for the National Disability Insurance Scheme Launch Transition Agency.…

Victoria Secures NDIS Trial

Staff Reporter, Monday, 13th August 2012 -  The Federal and Victorian Governments have reached an agreement to trial the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) in the Barwon Region from 1 July 2013. The agreement comes…

NSW to Hold First NDIS Trial

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 2nd August 2012 -  The NSW Hunter region will be the first site for a trial of National Disabilities Insurance Scheme (NDIS) after the Federal Government confirmed an agreement with the O’Farrell…

Income Management Skills Training Criticised

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 3rd July 2012 -  A Government scheme set to teach income management skills to disadvantaged families including how to spend their welfare payments has met with criticism by some welfare Not for Profits…

National Volunteer Grants Open

Staff Reporter, Monday, 4th June 2012 -  Applications for the Federal Government’s National Volunteer Grants for 2012 are now open, with $16 million available to Not for Profit organisations around the country.…

Nominations Open for National Disability Awards

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 29th May 2012 -  Australians are being encouraged to nominate individuals and organisations that contribute positively to the lives of people with disability for the sixth annual National Disability…
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