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Media 26 May 2017

Pro Bono Australia

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 is beset by major problems, writes WA Greens Senator Rachel Siewert.

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Media 26 May 2017

Pro Bono Australia

The disability sector has warned that a high turnover of senior executives managing the National Disability Insurance Scheme could have serious consequences for the scheme’s viability.

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Media 26 May 2017

ABC News

People with disabilities are struggling to get answers from the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), Labor says, as it urges the Government to boost funding for the agency overseeing its troubled rollout.

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Media 16 May 2017

ABC News

Disability groups have urged Opposition Leader Bill Shorten not to play politics with the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), describing an increase to the Medicare levy as a fair way to secure its future.

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Media 11 May 2017

The Sydney Morning Herald

Scott Morrison’s plan to utilise Australia’s “big hearts” to fund the NDIS is under threat, with both Labor and the Greens raising concerns over the funding plan.

The Treasurer said it was time to put politics aside and ensure the National Disability Insurance Scheme was fully funded.

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Media 11 May 2017

Pro Bono Australia

The federal budget makes some welcome funding inclusions affecting people with disability but what’s missing is education reform for students with disability, writes advocate Stephanie Gotlib.

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Media 11 May 2017

The Age

Scott Morrison has delivered one of the least conventional, and most effective, post budget sales pitches in memory – and ratcheted up the pressure on Bill Shorten in the process.

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Media 11 May 2017

Sky News

Taxpayers will split the bill for the national disability insurance scheme through a 0.5 per cent hike to the Medicare levy.

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Media 11 May 2017

Pro Bono Australia

Mental health has become a priority in the federal government’s health agenda with advocacy bodies across the country welcoming the announcement with a sigh of relief.

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Media 11 May 2017

Pro Bono Australia

The federal government will increase the Medicare levy by 0.5 percentage points to help fully fund the National Disability Insurance Scheme in a budget move welcomed by the not-for-profit sector.

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