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Visibility and inclusion an essential safeguard for people with disability

Tags NDIS User Stories Accessibility Posted 2 days ago by Rebecca St Clair

The visibility of people with disability in the community is key to ensuring they are not subjected to abuse and negl… Read more

Not being heard creates more vulnerability in the already vulnerable

Tags NDIS Accessibility Research Posted 1 week ago by Rebecca St Clair

In the aftermath of Ann Marie Smith’s death, there are concerns about the vulnerability of people with disability w… Read more

Only one in five disability workers has positive NDIS experience

Tags NDIS Employment Posted 2 weeks ago by Rebecca St Clair

A survey conducted by the University of New South Wales (UNSW) of nearly 2,300 disability workers has flagged high le… Read more

NDIS supported living arrangements need urgent overhaul

Tags NDIS User Stories Accessibility Accommodation Research Posted 2 weeks ago by Rebecca St Clair

Urgent changes need to be made to help support National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) participants to live indep… Read more

Federal Court decision allows NDIS funding of sex workers

Tags NDIS Accessibility Posted 3 weeks ago by Rebecca St Clair

The Federal Court has ruled in favour of a woman living with multiple sclerosis who wanted to fund sex work services … Read more

The importance of record keeping and information management for NDIS providers

Tags NDIS Advice Industry Posted 3 weeks ago

OPINION - Records are an important part of making sure information is available when it is needed but it is often ove… Read more

COVID-19 helpline now available for people with disability

Tags NDIS Accessibility Posted 1 month ago by Rebecca St Clair

People with disability are now able to access a dedicated Disability Information Helpline to access important informa… Read more

Further support for NDIS participants during COVID-19

Tags NDIS Conditions Accessibility Posted 1 month ago by Rebecca St Clair

As a part of their coronavirus, COVID-19, response, the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) has announced fur… Read more

COVID-19 contract, lease and consumer law considerations for NDIS Providers

Tags NDIS Employment Advice Industry Posted 1 month ago by Rebecca St Clair

OPINION - COVID-19 has created a number of regulatory and other legal issues that impact NDIS providers. Read more

Funding announced to support Australians most at risk during COVID-19

Tags NDIS Autism Down Syndrome Accessibility Employment Posted 1 month ago by Rebecca St Clair

The Federal Government has announced they are committing more than $154 million to support vulnerable Australians, in… Read more

COVID-19 employment considerations for NDIS providers

Tags NDIS Accessibility Employment Advice Industry Posted 1 month ago

OPINION PIECE - The COVID-19 pandemic has placed immense strain on the economy and raises complex legal problems for … Read more

Priority home delivery for NDIS participants

Tags NDIS Accessibility Posted 1 month ago by Rebecca St Clair

A new priority service launched this Monday in partnership with some of Australia’s biggest supermarkets to provide… Read more

Explaining coronavirus and COVID-19

Tags NDIS Conditions Accessibility Advice Research Posted 2 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

The coronavirus currently spreading around the world is also known as COVID-19.  Read more

New measures to support participants and providers during COVID-19

Tags NDIS Accessibility Industry Posted 2 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

New measures have been announced to ensure support is in place for National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) partic… Read more

$85 million grant round opens to help Australians with disability

Tags NDIS Accessibility Industry Posted 2 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

Australians living with a disability are set to benefit from new funding to increase community participation, after t… Read more

Newstart obligations for disabled “unrealistic”

Tags NDIS Accessibility Employment Research Posted 2 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

Newstart Allowance recipients who have disabilities or are sick face “unrealistic’  Read more

ROYAL COMMISSION: Lack of appropriate treatment in health care

Tags NDIS User Stories Accessibility Research Posted 3 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

The Disability Royal Commission continued its Sydney hearings last week into how people with an intellectual disabili… Read more

ROYAL COMMISSION: Australia's healthcare system not prepared

Tags NDIS Conditions User Stories Accessibility Advice Research Posted 3 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

The Disability Royal Commission has been told Australia's healthcare system lacks data and is not prepared for th… Read more

​ROYAL COMMISSION: Mistreatment and miscommunication at heart of healthcare

Tags NDIS Accessibility Advice Research Posted 3 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

The Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability started its first round… Read more

New NDIS data demonstrates a drop in wait times

Tags NDIS Accessibility Industry Posted 3 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

Data released this week as a part of the National Disability Insurance Scheme’s (NDIS) Quarterly Report shows that … Read more