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Advocates evaluate Election policies from parties and independents

Tags NDIS Finance Accessibility Health and Wellbeing Government Posted 6 days ago by Anna Christian

Just over a week out from the Federal Election, peak advocacy groups for people with disability are assessing policies... Read more

Affordability of rentals for people with disability hits lowest point

Tags Finance Accommodation Government Posted 2 weeks ago by Anna Christian

Statistics from social advocacy organisation Anglicare Australia have shown only 51 rentals in the whole of Australia... Read more

The NDIS is unsustainable? “That’s a lie”, says Bill Shorten

Tags NDIS Finance Government Posted 4 weeks ago by Anna Christian

The Australian Labor Party’s announcement of a plan to improve the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and... Read more

Demand for disability advocates recognised but not matched by funding

Tags NDIS Finance Advice Industry Government Posted 1 month ago by Anna Christian

The Government has confirmed the funding figure it will put towards advocacy support for people with disability over the... Read more

Details of disability support needed in election commitments, says peak body

Tags NDIS Finance Industry Government Posted 1 month ago by Anna Christian

With the Federal Election expected to be called this week, peak disability representative organisation People With... Read more

Budget is lean, mean and disappointing for people with disability

Tags NDIS Finance Government Posted 1 month ago by Anna Christian

The Federal Government’s Budget for 2022/23 provides little to specifically support people with disability, despite the... Read more

Hopes Federal Budget will recognise importance of funding for people with disability

Tags NDIS Finance Industry Government Posted 1 month ago by Anna Christian

The Federal Budget is due to be delivered tomorrow night and many people with disability could benefit from funding if... Read more

Campaign aims to bring long wait for NDIS housing down to ten days

Tags NDIS Finance Accommodation Government Posted 2 months ago by Anna Christian

Thousands of people with disability are waiting far too long for approval for the housing they need, causing stress and... Read more

Advocates say change to NDIS assistive technology rules not enough

Tags NDIS Finance Accessibility Government Posted 2 months ago by Anna Christian

A change in the rules around funding for assistive technology under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is... Read more

Australians without assistive technology funding asked to stand up and be counted

Tags NDIS Finance Accessibility Government Posted 2 months ago by Anna Christian

Dennis Simpson contracted Polio when he was three years old and has lived with a physical disability ever since. Read more

Services Australia needs to be improved, says disability advocates and unions

Tags Finance Accessibility Government Posted 3 months ago by Anna Christian

A shared statement has been released by social services unions, not for profit organisations and disability advocates... Read more

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

Tags Finance Accessibility Government Posted 6 months 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 6 months 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 7 months 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 8 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 9 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 11 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 1 year 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 1 year 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

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