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$10M in Grants to Support Volunteers

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 8th November 2016 -  The federal government is providing $10 million in grants to community organisations to support the efforts of their volunteers. Announcing the opening of the Volunteer Grants

Government Announces Child Sexual Abuse Redress Scheme

Ellie Cooper, Friday, 4th November 2016 -  The federal government has announced a 10-year redress scheme for survivors of institutional child sexual abuse, including access of up to $150,000 for each claimant. Minister

Paid Parental Leave Changes to Affect Thousands

Lina Caneva, Monday, 24th October 2016 -  The federal government has reintroduced legislation that could see paid parental leave cut to tens of thousands of new mothers in a bid to end what what the government describes as…

Corporate Heavyweights Replace Bonyhady in NDIS Shakeup

Wendy Williams, Wednesday, 19th October 2016 -  The so-called “father” of the National Disability ­Insurance Scheme, Bruce Bonyhady, is set to be replaced in an agency clean up, according to reports. An article published in The

NFPs Demand ACT NDIS Shutdown Be Reversed

Wendy Williams, Tuesday, 18th October 2016 -  Disability advocacy organisations across the country have united to call on the state and federal governments to work together to reverse the “shutdown” of the National Disability

Funding NDIS Workforce Innovation

Wendy Williams, Monday, 10th October 2016 -  A new $5 million fund, announced by the Coalition government, has been launched to identify innovative ways of building and managing the National Disability Insurance Scheme workforce.

NFP Hits Back at Minister for Ignoring ‘Simple Mathematics’ of Newstart

Ellie Cooper, Tuesday, 27th September 2016 -  Social Services Minister Christian Porter has been accused of ignoring the gap between job vacancies and unemployed people after he said welfare groups calling for a Newstart increase

Government to ‘Revolutionise’ Approach to Welfare Spending

Ellie Cooper, Tuesday, 20th September 2016 -  The Coalition has revealed a new plan for social security spending with the aim of ending welfare-dependency among at-risk groups, but it has already drawn criticism from community

NDIS Gives the ACT a Jobs Boost

Wendy Williams, Friday, 16th September 2016 -  The arrival of the National Disability Insurance Scheme is tipped to create more than 1,000 jobs in the ACT and boost the territory economy by up to $160 million a year, according to

States to Work Together After NDIS Rollout ‘Stress’

Lina Caneva, Saturday, 3rd September 2016 -  The Council of Australian Governments (COAG) Disability Reform Council (DRC) has agreed to work more closely with the National Disability Insurance Agency after a report found…

NDIS IT Debacle Blamed On Technical Glitch

Wendy Williams, Wednesday, 31st August 2016 -  The “IT debacle” that hampered the roll out of the $22 billion National Disability Insurance Scheme has been blamed on a “short-lived technical issue” and a lack of information provided

Government Urged to Sort Out NDIS ‘IT Debacle’

Wendy Williams, Thursday, 28th July 2016 -  The federal government is once again being called on to urgently step in and sort out “the IT debacle hampering the National Disability Insurance Scheme” as some providers claim they
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