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News 24 October 2016

Over the weekend thousands of people with disability and their supporters flooded social media to tell state and territory ministers that the make up of a new NDIA Board must include people with lived experience of disability and service provision. Join the social media action!

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News 21 October 2016
Love your politics? Live captioning trial.

Federal Parliament has announced it will be trialling live captioning to improve access to democratic proceedings for all Australians.

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News 17 October 2016
Doors must not be closed for people with disability

Now there’s a clear winner in the ACT election, talks need to begin immediately to resolve issues over the NDIS for people with disability in the ACT.

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News 12 October 2016
Travel, everyone is doing it!

The growth in accessible tourism means a rethink for the travel industry if they’re going to make the most of the opportunity according to a new report.

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News 11 October 2016
Awarding innovation

Nominations are now open for the 2017 NSW Disability Industry Innovation Awards. The awards are about recognising innovation displayed by people and organisations making a difference to the lives of people with disability, their families and carers.

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News 8 October 2016
Carers Count! #Carers2016

Australian’s 2.8 million unpaid carers provide an estimated 1.9 billion hours of care a year. In the lead up to National Carers Week (October 16-22), we asked Carers Australia CEO, Ara Cresswell why carers count.

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News 7 October 2016
The Zero Tolerance approach

“Very informative”, “Easy to understand”, “Allowed people to feel comfortable to speak up” – this is just some of the feedback that participants in the new Zero Tolerance program are providing.

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News 28 September 2016
A tidal wave of change – empowering people

The right to live independently and participate fully in life is a pillar of the UN Convention of the Rights of Persons with Disability. – which marks its 10-year anniversary this year. As Leigh Creighton investigates in this new video with CDAH, supported by the FACS Digital Stories Project, it’s fundamental to the NDIS as well.

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News 23 September 2016
New report: trial phase shows NDIS works

The three-year NDIS trial phase finished with the scheme on time and on budget, a new report from the NDIA reveals.

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News 22 September 2016
Toilet talk

Simple things can sometimes make a huge difference. A national campaign is calling for improvements to accessible toilets in our public places and local communities.

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