News 22 August 2019

Vale Tim Fischer

The Every Australian Counts community was sad to hear the news today that former Deputy Prime Minister and former Leader of the National Party Tim Fischer has passed away.

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News 21 August 2019

Have your say on NDIS planning or SIL

Hundreds of Every Australian Counts supporters have already sent us their thoughts and ideas for us to pass on to the Joint Standing Committee inquiries into planning and Supported Independent Living (SIL).

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News 20 August 2019

New ILC grant rounds now open

Information Linkages and Capacity Building (ILC) – the part of the NDIS that gets very little attention but is absolutely critical if we are ever to get better outcomes for people with disability and their families in this country.

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News 12 August 2019

Minister Announces review of NDIS Act

The Government has just announced it will hold a review to look at the NDIS Act and rules, paving the way for their election commitment to introduce set timeframes for key NDIS processes.

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News 8 August 2019

Parliament is making some changes to the NDIS Act – here’s what you need to know

The government is proposing to make changes to the NDIS Act which sets out how the NDIS should operate.

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News 7 August 2019

Breaking: New inquiries into NDIS Planning and SIL announced

Now that the Federal election is over, Parliament has appointed its new 10 member Joint Standing Committee on the NDIS.

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News 31 July 2019

NDIA releases data (finally!)

The NDIA has released new and detailed data about how participants and their families are faring under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

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News 26 July 2019

Your message to the Minister

The Prime Minister and the new Minister for the NDIS have repeatedly said that fixing the NDIS is a top priority. What do they have in mind? Our EAC champions went to Canberra to find out.

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Opinion 9 July 2019

“I know what red tape is”. Self advocates tell the PM a few home truths

A couple of weeks ago the Prime Minister Scott Morrison and the new Minister for the NDIS Stuart Robert held a meeting with a small group of people with disability and their families in western Sydney.

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News 2 July 2019

Health vs Disability – the good news for NDIS participants

Some good news late last week for all those sick of the argy bargy between the NDIS and health over who should pay for what.

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News 28 June 2019

Putting a price tag on good information

Last week the new Minister for the NDIS Stuart Robert and the National Disability Insurance Agency released a number of changes to the NDIS price guide.

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News 4 June 2019

It’s time for the new NDIS Minister to hear from you

The NDIS now has its own Minister – and the PM has given him the critically important job of getting the NDIS back on track.

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News 27 May 2019

Media release: Every Australian Counts welcomes new Ministers to NDIS and Social Services portfolios

Every Australian Counts, the grassroots disability advocacy group that campaigned for the introduction of the National Disability Insurance Scheme, today welcomed the appointments of Stuart Robert as the new Minister for the NDIS and Minister for Government Services and Anne Ruston as the Minister for Families and Social Services.

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News 21 May 2019

Becoming visible: A chat with Ricky Buchanan

How is the NDIS working for people who can’t leave their homes?

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News 19 May 2019

Media release: Every Australian Counts looks forward to action on the NDIS by re-elected Morrison government

Every Australian Counts congratulates Scott Morrison and the Coalition government on their election win this weekend and looks forward to immediate action to fix the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) to better support Australians with disability.

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News 14 May 2019
News 13 May 2019

We really made some noise! Our National Day of Action to Make It Work

On May 3rd we held our National Day of Action to Make It Work and thanks to all of your hard work we really made the pollies sit up and take notice!

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News 13 May 2019

Make Your Vote Count

Well the election is only a few days away. Time to make our vote count.

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News 7 May 2019

Your questions answered: A chat with Greens spokesperson on Disability Services Senator Jordon Steele-John

Last week we heard from Minister for Families and Social Services Paul Fletcher. This week we hear from Greens spokesperson on Disability Services Jordon Steele-John.

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News 3 May 2019

Media release: Disability Advocates Welcome Labor’s 10-Point Plan to Get NDIS Back on Track

Disability advocates today welcomed Labor’s 10-point plan to get the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) back on track.

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News 2 May 2019

“We deserve to be heard”: An open letter about the NDIS by Melissa Norman

“My name is Melissa Norman, I am 23 years old and I’m writing this letter to highlight the problems people with disabilities experience on the NDIS.”

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News 2 May 2019

Media release: Coalition Announce Plan to Support People with Disability – But No Word on NDIS Underspend

The Morrison Government today released their plan to support Australians with disability, including renewed commitment to rolling out the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and initiatives to increase the employment of people with disability.

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News 24 April 2019

Your questions answered: A chat with the Minister for Families and Social Services Paul Fletcher

Last month we asked you what you most wanted to ask our pollies this federal election.

And we were flooded with questions – more than 200 in fact.

So we took the most common and we headed to Canberra to get some answers.

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News 2 April 2019

Media release: Funding win for Disability Royal Commission – but advocates slam use of NDIS to bolster bottom line

Tonight’s announcement by Treasurer Frydenberg of more than $500 million being set aside for a Royal Commission into the violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation experienced by people with disability, has left disability advocates overjoyed.

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News 28 March 2019

Media release: Disability advocates say NDIS funds must be spent on people with disability

Disability advocates are demanding the Morrison government use unspent money currently tagged for the National Disability Insurance Scheme to fix up the landmark scheme – instead of just returning it to government coffers.

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Opinion 25 March 2019

Are we getting action – or just more talk?

At the end of last week the Federal Minister for Social Services Paul Fletcher announced a new government action plan to get young people out of aged care.

So what is in the plan, what does it have to do with the NDIS – and what will it mean for young people currently trapped in facilities around the country?

George Taleporos from the Summer Foundation explains it all for us.

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News 8 March 2019

One step closer …

Today we took one more step on the long road to a Royal Commission.

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News 27 February 2019

Just one last thing …

The Joint Standing Committee on the NDIS met last Monday in Melbourne – and as it turns out for the last time in the life of this Parliament.

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News 21 February 2019

The Proof is in the Portal

We recently posted about the Joint Standing Committee on the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) quietly releasing their report on assistive technology for NDIS participants in December last year. But that was not the only report they released. On the Friday before Christmas, they released another really important report – looking at how IT for the NDIS was working.

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News 1 February 2019

It’s time to end the blame game

End the blame game, stop letting people with disability fall through the gaps and pull your finger out to ensure action on areas other than the NDIS.

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