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Election promises recapped for people with disability

Tags NDIS Autism Health and Wellbeing Mental Health Employment Government Posted 1 day ago by Anna Christian

The Federal Election is approaching fast and political parties have been finalising their positions for voters to... Read more

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

Australians across the country take action to defend the NDIS

Tags NDIS Government Posted 2 weeks ago by Anna Christian

Today, across Australia, people with disability and their supporters are gathering to talk about issues with the... Read more

Disability supports have changed to a model of empowering, not limiting individuals

Tags NDIS Health and Wellbeing Accommodation Posted 3 weeks ago

SPONSORED STORY - When it comes to disability services, David Cunningham is passionate about being an empowered... 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

People with disability paid below minimum wage and lacking employment support

Tags NDIS Employment Industry Royal Commission Posted 1 month ago by Anna Christian

The Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People With Disability heard this week that... Read more

Exploring custom-built accessible housing to support NDIS participants

Tags NDIS Accommodation Posted 1 month ago

SPONSORED STORY - A new approach to building housing which meets the individual needs of people with disability is being... 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

Women with disability face barriers to reporting abuse and being believed

Tags NDIS Government Royal Commission Posted 1 month ago by Anna Christian

The Royal Commission into the Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability has heard from girls... 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

Manslaughter sentence condemned by advocates as ‘inappropriate’ for horrific crime

Tags NDIS Health and Wellbeing Industry Posted 1 month ago by Anna Christian

The sentence of a support worker over the manslaughter of Adelaide woman Ann Marie Smith has been labelled... 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

Hundreds of younger people with disability still living in nursing homes as deadlines approach

Tags NDIS Accommodation Research Industry Government Posted 3 months ago by Anna Christian

A newly released report shows the Government is still short of its target to have no one younger than 45 living in... Read more

Advocates demand Government leaders act to keep people with disability safe

Tags NDIS Accessibility Health and Wellbeing Government Posted 3 months ago by Anna Christian

The decision by National Cabinet to allow disability support workers to skip quarantine and work when they have been... Read more

People with disability at risk not just from Omicron but also gaps in support

Tags NDIS Health and Wellbeing Industry Government Posted 4 months ago by Anna Christian

People with disability are going without basic assistance for days, sleeping in their wheelchairs and going to hospital... Read more

Accessible housing design to only be used across half of Australia

Tags NDIS Accessibility Accommodation Industry Government Posted 5 months ago by Anna Christian

Thousands of people will be denied choice in where they live as half of Australia’s States choose to opt out of a... Read more

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