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Rachel Siewert
ProBono News
Thursday 25th May, 2017
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Given the National Disability Insurance Scheme has support across the political spectrum there is a reluctance to heavily criticise it despite a parliamentary inquiry which is revealing that the system…

Vern Hughes
Pro Bono News
Wednesday 24th May, 2017

Despite, or perhaps because of, the limited knowledge of disability by policy makers, politicians, and journalists seven years ago, NDIS was seized upon as a “solution” to the systemic  dysfunction…

Norman Hermant
ABC News online
Saturday 20th May, 2017

The revelation earlier this year that hundreds of thousands of students with a disability are in school without any additional funding to support their education has been reinforced by new…

Wendy Williams
Pro Bono News
Thursday 25th May, 2017

The National Disability Insurance Scheme is not living up to expectations and may even be exacerbating the inequities it was designed to solve, according to a new report.

Alison Branley
ABC Lateline
Wednesday 17th May, 2017

More than 100 prominent academics have signed an open letter to Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull calling for a royal commission into violence, abuse and neglect of people with a disability.

Penny Paul
Pro Bono News
Tuesday 9th May, 2017

Data from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) shows that admissions of young people with disability to RAC rose by 20 per cent in 2016 in two of…

David Donaldson
The Mandarin
Thursday 11th May, 2017

A government-controlled parliamentary committee has questioned the usefulness of the Department of Human Services’ disability support pension eligibility reviews, arguing they cause unnecessary distress and may end up costing more than…

 Neelima Choahan
The Age
Thursday 4th May, 2017

A stroke survivor and her partner have been forced to auction personal items and survive on Salvation Army food vouchers after Centrelink suddenly cut off their carer payments after a…

Lina Caneva
Pro Bono News
Thursday 27th April, 2017

The Victorian government is looking to divest a number of disability services to the non-government sector in the next step of the roll out of the National Disability Insurance Scheme…

Lisa Cox
Huffington Post australia
Monday 24th April, 2017

There are definitely brave disabled people out there but they are brave for what they have achieved, not because they are in a wheelchair, have autism, missing a limb or…

Every Australian Counts
Tuesday 18th April, 2017

Making sure the NDIS is rolled out fairly and equitably with direct input from people with disability is a priority for our Disability Commissioner Alastair McEwen over the next five…

Helen Dickinson
The Conversation
Thursday 20th April, 2017

The agreement to launch the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) in 2012 was met with great excitement. It also came with large expectations about the transformation this would bring in…