Topic: News

News 2 February 2016
Lego’s wheelchair figure a ‘toy like me’

Lego has just improved the toy box options for the 150 million children with a disability worldwide by launching its first ever toy figure in a wheelchair.

News 29 January 2016
What’s the Budget fuss?

This week a major national newspaper led with an “exclusive” story about the costs of the National Disability Insurance Scheme. It’s a curious story given there is nothing new in it. It’s no secret that the NDIS comes with costs, which have been carefully forecast and planned for. The real story remains that the cost of doing nothing is even higher.

News 29 January 2016
Housing framework: have your say

The agency responsible for the delivery of the NDIS, the NDIA, is conducting a series of public consultations on pricing and payments for Specialist Disability Accommodation. You can attend a session, beginning next week.

News 26 January 2016
Top five for five incredible years

Today, as we mark five incredible years since the launch of the Every Australian Counts campaign, we ask supporters to remind Australians why the NDIS is still so important for people with disability, and the nation.

News 20 January 2016
2016: A big year for the NDIS

If 2015 was a big year for the NDIS and Every Australian Counts, 2016 is promising to be even bigger.

News 19 January 2016
Calling all bloggers!

We heard some fantastic stories and insights from Every Australian Counts bloggers in 2015. In 2016 we’re looking to grow our blogging community even more.

News 13 January 2016
Online support and hotline for Carers

A new one-stop shop is up and running for Australia’s 2.7 million carers.

News 21 December 2015
2016 To Do List: Making the NDIS the best it can be

2015 has been a huge year for the NDIS. A new report looks at the year in review and what needs to be done in 2016.

News 21 December 2015
A new world of accessible books

Australia has just become the twelfth country to ratify the Marrakesh Treaty – and it’s big news for Australians with a vision impairment or print disability.

News 18 December 2015
Latest NDIS progress report

The latest report on the progress of the NDIS roll out is full of good news: it shows that the number of people with individual plans is steadily rising, the cost of the scheme remains within budget and participants are generally happy with the experience.