News 10 October 2019

COAG gets moving

At every single forum we hold around the country, every single time we ask for stories and feedback, we hear about one issue – transport.

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News 9 October 2019

Yep it’s NDIS Groundhog Day … again

Endless delays, complicated processes, even more complicated language, miles of bureaucratic red tape, plan cuts and delayed reviews …

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News 20 September 2019

So what’s the real story behind the NDIS underspend?

Yesterday you will have seen that the final budget figures for 2018/19 were released. And they confirmed what we have all known for some time – that the NDIS is underspent by about $4.6 billion.

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News 19 September 2019

Media release: NDIS underspend must be used to support people with disability

Disability advocates continue to demand the Morrison government reinvest unspent NDIS funds back into the landmark scheme to get it working the way it should – instead of using funds to bolster the budget bottom line.

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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