Understanding the new mental health reforms
The Australian Government announced “sweeping reforms” to how we support people with mental health issues. What are the reforms and are they good news?
Your call for 2016
Housing, employment, access, transport? Here’s your chance to have a say on what Every Australian Counts should focus on next year.
Ask Andrew! Your Top 5 questions answered
Every Australian Counts team member Andrew Gibson has hit the road over the last 11 months speaking with local communities about the NDIS. This is the first in our new series ‘Ask Andrew’, in which he answers the questions most asked on his travels talking with people who will benefit from the NDIS.
Uber – the facts
Last week car booking service Uber said it had chalked up 1 million rides in Australia. Not everyone’s an Uber fan, but there is no question it has the potential to create much needed job opportunities for people with disability.
Disability in the 21st Century
A 3D printed wheelchair controller, designed by you, in your own home? No worries! Whole wheelchair? Stay tuned….
Is Nathan the next Young Australian of the Year?
Twenty-four year old motivational speaker Nathan Basha has been named a state finalist in NSW for the 2016 Young Australian of the Year awards. He travels the country talking to people about his passion – employment for people with disability, especially intellectual disability.
Preparing the disability workforce for the NDIS
The count down is on to the full roll out of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). The choice and control the scheme allows for people with disability is a total game changer. It is also a huge change for workers in the disability sector.
2015 Carers Week: EAC says thank you carers!
There are 2.86 million unpaid carers in Australia, who will provide an estimated $60.3 billion of care in 2015. This National Carers Week (October 11-17) we talk to Carers Australia CEO, Ara Cresswell, about how carers fare as the NDIS begins to roll out.