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South Australian Government accepts safeguarding recommendations

Tags NDIS Posted 11 hours ago by Rebecca St Clair

The Disability Safeguarding Task Force, established in the wake of the tragic death of Ann Marie Smith, has released … Read more

NDIA Board member resigns position

Tags NDIS Noticeboard Posted 12 hours ago by Rebecca St Clair

National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) board member Mr John Walsh AM has resigned from his role, effective 31 Au… Read more

Care Huddles – a tool to improve communication and support team building

Tags NDIS Accessibility Employment Advice Industry Posted 3 weeks ago

OPINION - Care huddles are a structured process for teams to communicate about client care, share information, and de… Read more

JobTrainer may have potential to boost disability workforce

Tags NDIS Accessibility Employment Industry Posted 3 weeks ago by Rebecca St Clair

The Federal Government has announced a new skills investment program called JobTrainer as part of its coronavirus mea… Read more

Data needed to measure extent of violence against people with disability

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

Data is an important element for measuring the scale of abuse and violence faced by people with disability in Austral… Read more

$20 million expansion to build on Community Connector program

Tags NDIS Accessibility Posted 1 month ago by Rebecca St Clair

The National Community Connector Program (NCCP) has received $20 million to help connect people from culturally and l… Read more

NDIS seeks feedback on COVID-19 changes from participants

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

The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) and the University of Melbourne have launched a new survey seeking fe… Read more

Last chance to take part in autism survey

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

Australians with autism, their families and carers were urged to have their say about their experiences of living wit… Read more

Hearing your customer

Tags NDIS Education Accessibility Industry Posted 1 month ago

OPINION - As we progress with consumer choice in the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) it is increasingly i… Read more

National Disability Research Partnership to help improve disability policy

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

The Federal Government has announced the launch of the National Disability Research Partnership which is being led by… Read more

New SDA rules allow greater flexibility and choice

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

Changes announced this week by the Minister for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), Stuart Robert, allow… Read more

Royal Commission hearing to investigate impact of COVID-19

Tags NDIS User Stories Accessibility Posted 1 month ago by Rebecca St Clair

The Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability has announced a public… Read more

‘Disappointment’ at eventual closure of Mobility Allowance

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

Advocates have expressed concern about the ceasing of the current Mobility Allowance, paid through Centrelink, and th… Read more

New training projects to support people with autism into work

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

As a part of their disability employment initiative, the Federal Government has introduced two new training projects … Read more

Survey reveals COVID-19 experience has been “expensive, isolating and lonely”

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

A new survey released by peak disability rights organisation, People With Disability Australia (PWDA), has revealed t… Read more

First stages of post-COVID-19 NDIS as temporary measures set to end

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

Some of the temporary measures put in place by the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) to help ease the burde… Read more

Inequality needs to be addressed for First Nations people with disability

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

The Black Lives Matter movement in, and outside, Australia has once more highlighted the inequality faced by First N… Read more

New banning powers to strengthen protection of NDIS participants

Tags NDIS Accessibility Posted 2 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

The Federal Government is expanding the powers of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Quality Safeguards … Read more

Visibility and inclusion an essential safeguard for people with disability

Tags NDIS User Stories Accessibility Posted 2 months 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 2 months 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