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Inquiry hears of barriers to Disability Support Pension for people from diverse backgrounds

Tags Finance Accessibility Government Posted 3 weeks ago by Anna Christian

Advocacy groups for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) people say the rate of the Disability Support Pension... Read more

Petition seeks to end age discrimination in the disability support system

Tags NDIS Finance Accessibility Health and Wellbeing Government Posted 1 month ago by Anna Christian

The Government is being called out for age discrimination written into the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)... Read more

Inquiry hears of barriers to accessing the Disability Support Pension

Tags Finance Accessibility Health and Wellbeing Employment Government Posted 1 month ago by Anna Christian

An inquiry into the Disability Support Pension (DSP) continues to receive submissions from advocacy groups and... Read more

Disability Support Pension criticised as causing distress to people with disability

Tags NDIS Finance Health and Wellbeing Employment Government Posted 2 months ago by Anna Christian

Advocacy groups for people with disability have submitted their calls to a Senate Committee for sweeping reforms to the... Read more

Better off NDIS participants receive more funding on average

Tags NDIS Finance Accessibility Research Industry Government Posted 3 months ago by Liz Alderslade

The recent National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) quarterly report, released on Monday, has highlighted that richer... Read more

Senate supports inquiry into Disability Support Pension

Tags NDIS Finance Accessibility Health and Wellbeing Accommodation Royal Commission Posted 6 months ago by Jesse Neill

The experiences of people trying to access the Disability Support Pension (DSP) are set to be examined as part of a... Read more

2021 Budget critically important for Australians living with disability

Tags NDIS Finance Industry Government Posted 6 months ago

Ahead of the 2021-22 Federal Budget, which will be released later today, Tuesday 11th May, People with Disability... Read more

Increase to Disability Support Pension and Carer Payment

Tags Finance Government Posted 8 months ago

More than five million Australians will receive an increase to their social security payments, including Disability... Read more

Federal Budget leaves the nation’s vulnerable “high and dry”, say community peak bodies

Tags Finance Accessibility Posted 1 year ago

Low income Australians, including those on the Disability Support Pension, are set to receive a $500 handout from... Read more

Disability insurance companies running "at risk of failure"

Tags Finance Posted 1 year ago by Liz Alderslade

Concerns have been raised by the Actuaries Institute about the sustainability of the disability insurance market, which... Read more

Disability workers face uncertainty and risk of illness due to COVID-19, survey says

Tags Finance Accessibility Mental Health Research Industry Posted 1 year ago by Rebecca St Clair

A new national survey of Disability Support Workers (DSWs) has found that workers are facing financial hardship,... Read more

A chronic shortage of affordable private rentals leaving people with disability behind

Tags Finance Accessibility Accommodation Research Posted 1 year ago by Rebecca St Clair

The 2020 Anglicare Australia Rental Affordability Snapshot has revealed a chronic shortage of affordable private rentals... Read more

Businesses awarded grants to help build the NDIS provider market

Tags NDIS Finance Industry Posted 1 year ago by Rebecca St Clair

446 businesses across Australia will share in approximately $9 million of funding from the Government to help their... Read more

Government budget balance result of "short-changing" and underspending on NDIS

Tags NDIS Finance Posted 2 years ago by Liz Alderslade

The Federal Government recently announced that they have put the budget into surplus, but outlined that an estimated... Read more

Disability advocates call for urgent review of Disability Support Pension

Tags Finance Posted 2 years ago by Liz Alderslade

A new report released has found people with disability spend $107 a week more on their basic living costs than... Read more

Study seeks to understand the health of Australians receiving Government support

Tags Conditions Finance Mental Health Employment Posted 2 years ago by Nicole Pope

A newly released study will help understand the health of the more than 1.4 million Australians receiving Newstart... Read more

New resource to boost financial independence

Tags Finance Education Posted 2 years ago by Nicole Pope

People with living intellectual disability can learn how to manage their own finances and make monetary decisions with... Read more

Funding to deliver project helping develop literacy skills of children with autism

Tags Finance Autism Education Posted 2 years ago by Nicole Pope

Sydney researchers have secured funding for a project aiming to develop and evaluate ways to support children with... Read more

NDIS and health services to provide disability-related health supports

Tags NDIS Conditions Finance Posted 2 years ago by Nicole Pope

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and health services will now work together to support people with... Read more

Organisations receive funding to develop resources and tools to build provider capacity

Tags NDIS Finance Posted 2 years ago by Nicole Pope

Ten peak disability bodies and organisations will receive a share of $5.7 million in funding under the National... Read more