News 13 December 2018

NSW Government Report says Just.Get.On.With.It.

Last week the New South Wales Legislative Council released the findings of an inquiry they held earlier in the year into how the the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is rolling out across NSW.

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News 6 December 2018

Catching up with the NDIA: A chat with CEO Rob De Luca

At every NDIS Make it Work forum we have held around the country, we have been asked about changes people have heard the National Disability Insurance Agency are making to the NDIS planning process.

We have been asked so many questions we thought we had better get some answers. And no, we didn’t call the call centre – because we all know how THAT goes. We went straight to the top to the man who runs the NDIA – Rob De Luca.

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News 3 December 2018

Empowerment, inclusion, and equality on the International Day of People with Disability

“Today Australians should not only take the time to talk about what the disability community has done, but also talk about what needs to be done to ensure a fairer and more inclusive nation.”

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News 13 November 2018

Tried and Tested?

Late last week the National Disability Insurance Agency announced they would be trialling a new assessment process for some people with disability applying for support from the NDIS.

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News 1 November 2018

University of Queensland students join the fight to make the NDIS work

The fight to get the NDIS back on track is spreading far and wide – and last week it hit the campus of the University of Queensland.

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News 25 October 2018

New national guidelines for the diagnosis of autism

Last week, the Co-operative Research Centre for Living with Autism (Autism CRC) published Australia’s first National Guideline for the Assessment and Diagnosis of Autism.

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News 24 September 2018

Get Us Out

Last week the Prime Minister announced the Australian Government would hold a Royal Commission into aged care. The Summer Foundation’s George Taleporos tells us why the Commission must make sure young people get the chance to get the hell out.

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News 21 September 2018

Just Get On With It

Markets, Markets, Markets. We hear a lot about markets when it comes to the NDIS. But without attention to how markets are operating, the choice and control promised by the NDIS will become meaningless.

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News 12 September 2018

Dylan Alcott Wins Sixth Grand Slam, but No One Is Allowed to Watch.

“They told me I had to play on an indoor (court) and spectators weren’t allowed.” Alcott said. Read on to find out more.

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News 23 August 2018

Western and South Western Sydney kick off our Make It Work forums

Our first “Make It Work” forums took place in Sydney a few weeks ago and were a great success. Read on to find out more.

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News 25 July 2018

People With Disability And Technology: Australian Human Rights Commission Panel

The Australian Human Rights Commission held its Human Rights and Technology Conference in Sydney yesterday.

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News 10 July 2018

Happy Fifth Birthday NDIS!

We’ve come so far, but there’s still a long way to go.

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News 26 June 2018

Q&A Disability Special

ABC’s Q&A had their disability special last night and we hope you tuned in! The panel of Dylan Alcott, Kiruna Stamell, Graeme Innes, Bruce Bonyhady and Catia Malaquias were asked lots of good questions by the audience, and the discussion ranged everywhere from how the NDIS is rolling out, to the inclusion of kids with disability in schools, to employment discrimination.

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News 25 May 2018

NSW says – we’re in!

New South Wales has become the first state to sign up to the full roll out of the NDIS.

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News 21 May 2018

Just. No.

In an opinion piece in today’s The Australian newspaper, Professor Emeritus Kenneth Wiltshire argues that the answer to the difficulties currently being experienced by the NDIS is to simply shut it down.

Well, we’ve got a message for the Professor.

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Opinion 21 May 2018

Autism and the NDIS – what is going on?

There has been a great deal of media coverage during the last week about NDIA plans to review the guidelines which govern access to the NDIS. In particular whether or not they plan to change the guidelines relating to people with autism.

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Opinion 17 May 2018

NDIS review system can no longer be ignored

The Commonwealth Ombudsman has released a report on the administration of NDIS reviews. Among other things, it noted that as of February 2018 there were 8,100 reviews on hand, and a further 620 new review requests each week.

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News 9 May 2018

South Australians with disability and their families demand action after delay announcement

South Australian people with disability and their families demand action following today’s announcement by the government and NDIA that there will be significant delays to the rollout of the NDIS in South Australia.

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Opinion 4 May 2018

Disability advocates alarmed as the NDIA breaks its silence on disability housing

You may have missed it last week with all the fuss about the government’s decision to walk away from the increase to the Medicare Levy to fund the NDIS, but the National Disability Insurance Agency finally broke its silence on the future direction of disability housing in the NDIS.

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News 1 May 2018

Disability Reform Council – Project Plans and Working Groups

There’s a lot happening at the moment, so you may have missed yesterday’s announcement from the Disability Reform Council.

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News 30 April 2018

Australians want certainty for the NDIS

Everyone wants certainty on funding for the NDIS.

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News 27 April 2018

What the Minister for Social Services says…

We know everyone has lots of questions about the news this week that the Government has decided to scrap its plans to fund the NDIS through an increase to the Medicare Levy.

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News 23 April 2018

Leaving us hanging on the line?

The National Disability Insurance Agency will contract multinational Serco to run the NDIS call centre

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Opinion 9 April 2018

The AAT and why what they say is important

Many people don’t know where to turn when they have a problem with the NDIS. Sam Paior from The Growing Space explains what happens when an NDIS review goes the next step – to the AAT – and why we should all be paying close attention to why those AAT decisions are so important.

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News 28 March 2018

Fund it and Fix it hits Canberra

The word is out in the halls of Parliament – we need to fund and fix the NDIS.

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News 12 March 2018

AMA’s urgent call to fully fund the NDIS welcomed by disability campaigners

The Every Australian Counts community welcomes demand by the Australian Medical Association for bipartisan support for a fully funded NDIS via a 0.5% increase to the Medicare levy.

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News 7 March 2018

Rest in Peace Kai

The Every Australian Counts Community has been rocked by the very sad news this week that we have lost one of our earliest and most passionate NDIS champions

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News 2 March 2018

Review of NDIS Prices – What Does it all mean for People with Disability?

For the last six months or so, a consulting company has been carrying out a review into the prices set for services funded through the NDIS.

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Opinion 1 March 2018

25 years on – the Disability Discrimination Act

Disability Discrimination Commissioner Alastair McEwin talks about the Disability Discrimination Act (the DDA) today, on it’s 20th anniversary

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News 1 March 2018

Interview: Shadow Minister Jenny Macklin

Every Australian Counts Campaign Director Kirsten Deane took your questions about the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and disability to Shadow Minister for Families and Social Services Jenny Macklin.

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