NDIS NEWS | TALKING DISABILITY

The former disability care worker of Ann Marie-Smith pleads guilty to manslaughter

Tags NDIS Royal Commission Posted 2 days ago by Jesse Neill

The carer of a 54-year-old woman with cerebral palsy who died in April 2020 has pleaded guilty to manslaughter. Read more

People with disability in NSW group home diagnosed with COVID-19

Tags NDIS Conditions Health and Wellbeing Posted 6 days ago by Jesse Neill

With COVID-19 cases in New South Wales continuing to increase, there are growing concerns for vulnerable residents in a... Read more

Advocates call for extra vaccine measures for disability support workers

Tags NDIS Accessibility Health and Wellbeing Industry Government Posted 1 week ago by Jesse Neill

The Australian Services Union (ASU) is calling on National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Minister Linda Reynolds to... Read more

COVID vaccines not mandatory for disability workers

Tags NDIS Accessibility Health and Wellbeing Employment Government Posted 2 weeks ago by Jesse Neill

COVID-19 vaccinations are being “strongly recommended” for disability support workers, but the Federal Government has... Read more

Proposed independent assessments scrapped by Federal Government

Tags NDIS Accessibility Government Posted 2 weeks ago by Jesse Neill

The Federal Government has scrapped its plan to bring in independent assessments for National Disability Insurance... Read more

​Four out of five Australians with disability still without COVID-19 vaccine

Tags NDIS Conditions Therapies Accessibility Health and Wellbeing Government Royal Commission Posted 3 weeks ago by Jesse Neill

While much of the focus has been on whether the Federal Government will mandate vaccinations for disability support... Read more

Advocates approach mandatory vaccinations for disability care with caution

Tags NDIS Therapies Health and Wellbeing Advice Government Posted 3 weeks ago by Jesse Neill

The Federal Government introduced a mandatory vaccination for aged care workers last week, however disability advocates... Read more

Parent-inclusive autism treatment starts national rollout

Tags NDIS Conditions Therapies Autism Accessibility Research Early Intervention Posted 1 month ago by Jesse Neill

An autism spectrum disorder (ASD) treatment that addresses both child behaviour and parent wellbeing has received... Read more

People with intellectual disability at greater risk of preventable hospitalisation

Tags NDIS Conditions Accessibility Health and Wellbeing Research Royal Commission Posted 1 month ago by Jesse Neill

People with intellectual disability are more likely to unnecessarily end up in hospital for conditions that could... Read more

Disability Royal Commission hears of shocking threats to disability care resident in SA

Tags NDIS Government Royal Commission Posted 1 month ago by Jesse Neill

A South Australian family have told the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with... Read more

Victorian Government announce vaccination ‘blitz’ for disability workers

Tags NDIS Accessibility Health and Wellbeing Government Posted 2 months ago by Jesse Neill

The Victorian Government will be enacting a five-day vaccination blitz that will provide disability and aged care staff... Read more

Disability royal commission hears allegations of abuse at NDIS accommodation provider

Tags NDIS Government Royal Commission Posted 2 months ago by Jesse Neill

The Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability (Disability Royal... Read more

NDIS independent assessments largely opposed by disability community

Tags NDIS Accessibility Health and Wellbeing Industry Government Posted 2 months ago by Jesse Neill

People with disability have warned independent assessments are making it harder to access publicly funded support as... Read more

Senate supports inquiry into Disability Support Pension

Tags NDIS Finance Accessibility Health and Wellbeing Accommodation Royal Commission Posted 2 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

Federal Budget: "Not a Budget for people with disability"

Tags NDIS Accessibility Advice Industry Government Posted 2 months ago by Liz Alderslade

The long awaited Federal Budget was unveiled on 11 May with the Government allocating $13.2 billion to the National... Read more

2021 Budget critically important for Australians living with disability

Tags NDIS Finance Industry Government Posted 2 months ago

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

Disability sector is unified against "robo-planning", inquiry is told

Tags NDIS Health and Wellbeing Government Posted 3 months ago by Liz Alderslade

Disability advocates and organisations have labelled the proposed independent assessments as 'robo-planning' and have... Read more

Choice and control undermined by inability to challenge NDIS assessments

Tags NDIS Government Posted 3 months ago

The Australian Lawyers Alliance (ALA) has highlighted concerns around the mandatory National Disability Insurance Scheme... Read more

Draft NDIS proposal leaks with drastic changes

Tags NDIS Conditions Government Posted 4 months ago

A draft proposal of legislation changes to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) was leaked to the media on... Read more

Disability advocacy groups speak out against NDIS independent assessments

Tags NDIS Government Posted 4 months ago

More than 20 of Australia’s largest disability advocate and support organisations have released a joint statement... Read more