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NDIS – are you eligible?

20 February 2017

Finding out about the national disability insurance scheme (NDIS) is important for anyone who has a disability. What do you need to live an ordinary life? This can include both formal and informal support. NDIS is about giving people with a disability choice and control to live a life with reasonable and necessary support.

NDIS workshop to be held in March

17 February 2017

My Choice Matters are heading to Cowra to hold their Get More Skills: A Good Life workshop on March 2. My Choice Matters works with people with disability to live life their way and get the most out of the changing disability system.

Having a Say: 1100 people at disability conference

08 February 2017

Australia's biggest conference for people with a disability was launched at Deakin University’s waterfront campus today. The three-day Having a Say event is being attended by 1100 people from all over the country.

NDIS Tipped to Create 1300 Jobs in NT

27 January 2017

As many as 1,300 new jobs are set to be created in the Northern Territory by 2020 as a result of the National Disability Insurance Scheme.

Spinal cord injury research professor named Australian of the Year

25 January 2017

Queensland researcher, Alan Mackay-Sim, whose groundbreaking work on stem cells was crucial to the first ever successful case of restoring a quadriplegic person’s ability walk, was awarded the top honour out of eight finalists.

My Disability Matters: Social site created by disabled people, for disabled people

23 January 2017

Social media is meant to be a virtual space for people to connect, but if you have a disability social media sites can be difficult to use. Dale Reardon has launched a new social network, My Disability Matters, designed by and for disabled people.

WA NDIS – Devil Not Just in the Detail

23 January 2017

As the West Australian and Commonwealth governments finalise negotiations on the agreement for the roll out of the National Disability Insurance Scheme in WA, people with disability are hungry for the detail, writes Alison Blake, director of Strategic Support.

Call for Tax Breaks for Disability Support Workers

23 January 2017

South Australian Dignity Party MP Kelly Vincent has called for increased tax deductions for disability support workers to assist with the costs of travel, vaccinations and police clearances in a submission to the federal government’s May budget deliberations.

Disability service fears grow in regional South Australia

23 January 2017

There is a growing concern that people in regional South Australia will miss out on the support they need despite the roll out of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) across Australia.

Push for women with disabilities to have right to choose female carers for intimate duties

20 January 2017

West Australian disability advocates and families want women in government care to be given the right to choose female carers to assist with showering and other intimate duties to minimise the potential for abuse.