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ABC News
Thursday 13th June, 2024

Federal Minister Bill Shorten is in New York spruiking Australia’s expertise with the National Disability Insurance Scheme. Australia’s a pioneer with this type of scheme – which directly funds people…

People with Disability Australia
Friday 14th June, 2024

People with Disability Australia (PWDA), the national cross-disability peak body and representative organisation, has reissued its call for governments to prioritise and fund action plans that support the transition away…

ABC News
Wednesday 5th June, 2024

A 17-year-old Hobart boy was unable to disembark a Virgin flight safely after the airline’s own wheelchairs would not fit down the aisle of the plane, his mum says. Hamish…

SBS News
Thursday 6th June, 2024

Laws that will enable sweeping reforms to the National Disability Insurance Scheme have passed the lower house as the government looks to claw back $14 billion from the scheme over…

ABC News
Thursday 6th June, 2024

The federal government is committing to work further with the disability community to design changes to the National Disability Insurance Scheme. It is increasing funding for organisations representing people with…

The Saturday Paper
Saturday 1st June, 2024

Bill Shorten’s reform of the National Disability Insurance Scheme, forecast to cut $14.4 billion in growth over the next five years, reanimates critical elements of the previous Coalition government’s failed…

AFDO
Sunday 26th May, 2024

Request for Urgent Meeting to Discuss Consortium Funding and Sector Challenges. We are writing on behalf of our consortium, comprising six National Peaks representing people with disabilities, with each a…

The Hon Bill Shorten MP
Friday 31st May, 2024

In September 2020, at the height of Covid, when the world’s eyes were glued to the internet, a Twitter user called Mel posted a simple image of the first message…

Early Childhood Intervention Australia Victoria/Tasmania
Thursday 30th May, 2024

ECIA VIC/TAS welcomes the budget’s investments to make schools and early learning more accessible for students with disabilities, to help families navigate the complex support system, and to provide support…

National Disability Services
Friday 24th May, 2024

In a webinar today the NDIS Provider and Worker Registration Taskforce shared their preliminary thinking on the future of provider and worker regulation and sought feedback on three of their…

SBS
Sunday 26th May, 2024

Advocates say older Australians with a disability are being left in situations where they are housebound, struggling financially, or forced into residential care. The eligibility rules for the National Disability…

Northern Daily Leader
Wednesday 22nd May, 2024

Looming changes to the NDIS will lead to “homogenising” people with disabilities and ignore individual needs for support, advocacy groups warn. Laws before federal parliament seeking to overhaul parts of…