NDIS NEWS | TALKING DISABILITY

Resource designed to improve travel safety and comfort for children with disability

Tags NDIS Transport Advice Research Posted 5 days ago by Anna Christian

A new website is being described as a “one-stop shop” for resources to support the safe transportation of children with... Read more

Disability advocates and law experts concerned over new NDIS Bill

Tags NDIS Industry Government Posted 2 weeks ago by Anna Christian

A new Bill which the Federal Government says will improve the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) has come under... Read more

Disability support workers need to be vaccinated by the end of the month

Tags NDIS Health and Wellbeing Industry Government Posted 2 weeks ago by Anna Christian

The Australian Health Protection Principal Committee (AHPPC) has recommended COVID-19 vaccinations be made mandatory for... Read more

Reports of restraints are found to have tripled as Disability Royal Commission discusses rights

Tags NDIS Industry Government Royal Commission Posted 2 weeks ago by Anna Christian

The latest Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability public hearing has... 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

Easing COVID-19 restrictions won’t mean freedom for people with disability

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

The term "Freedom Day" is being used by many Government leaders to signal the easing of COVID-19 restrictions, but it's... Read more

Have your say on changes to the NDIS

Tags NDIS Accessibility Government Posted 2 months ago by Anna Christian

There are two weeks left to submit your thoughts on proposed changes to the law governing the National Disability... Read more

Aged care staff vaccinated but disability support workers still have no mandate

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

All aged care workers are now required to have had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, and some States have even... 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

Traineeships are the way of the future for the disability support workforce

Tags NDIS Therapies Education Employment Industry Government Posted 2 months ago by Anna Christian

With 83,000 more disability support workers needed over the next few years as the care and support sector becomes one of... Read more

Disability Gateway website received positively by advocacy groups

Tags NDIS Conditions Therapies Accessibility Health and Wellbeing Mental Health Employment Accommodation Transport Government Posted 2 months ago by Anna Christian

Key advocacy groups believe a website designed to provide information about support to people with disability could be a... Read more

Royal Commission’s protection of people with disability welcomed as submissions grow

Tags NDIS Industry Government Royal Commission Posted 2 months ago by Anna Christian

People with a disability now have their confidentiality protected by law for their entire lifetime once they submit to... Read more

All children with disability as young as 12 can now receive a COVID-19 vaccine

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

This week all children aged 12 to 15 who are participants of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) have become... 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

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

Tags NDIS Royal Commission Posted 3 months 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 4 months 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 4 months 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 4 months 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 4 months 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 4 months ago by Jesse Neill

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