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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.

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.

Scott Morrison launches review of national disability insurance scheme

19 January 2017

The treasurer, Scott Morrison, has launched a review of the national disability insurance scheme by the Productivity Commission to consider the scheme’s costs and sustainability.

Turnbull Government faces $3.7b hole in NDIS funding without education money transfer

18 January 2017

Malcolm Turnbull faces an unexpected $3.7 billion hole in funding for disability services after it emerged the government did not have the power to transfer money from an education fund into the landmark initiative National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

Australian Retailers Applauded for Inclusive Advertising

17 January 2017

Australian retailers have been applauded for embracing diversity and including people with disability in a series of recent advertising campaigns.

Choosing the right AT for you…

14 December 2016

A free new app aims to empower Australians with disability by giving them the information they need to choose the assistive equipment and technology options that are right for them. Equip Myself provides users with easy access to information about the range of equipment and technology options.

'There is a place for everyone': VIC Government vows better disability support, access

14 December 2016

Making the announcement on the International Day of People with Disability, the State Government said it wanted to be a national leader in supporting those with disabilities.

What's An Invisible Disability? 7 Things You Need To Know

14 December 2016

When people think of the word ‘disability,’ they probably picture a wheelchair user. However, a lot of disabilities are invisible – that is, from an outsider’s perspective; unnoticeable. So it's time to bring general knowledge about invisible disabilities into the light.

The NDIS in 2016: a tough year in disability

12 December 2016

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is the most significant social reform since the introduction of Medicare. By September 2016, the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) had committed $3.3 billion and 37,721 people had received approved packages. However, there remains challenges.