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News 12 January 2017

New board revealed for NDIA

Speculation about a new board for the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) is over with the announcement of the new board over the summer holiday period.

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News 22 December 2016

See you in Jan!

Another year almost done, and it’s been a huge one for the NDIS.

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News 20 December 2016

Bringing Human Rights to Life

2016 has been a big year for the Disability Advocacy Resource Unit (DARU).

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News 16 December 2016

Willow’s dancing up a storm

One of the first participants in the NDIS, Willow is now in Year One and is a keen dancer and swimmer. We caught up with her mum Janelle to hear about Willow’s progress.

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News 15 December 2016

Research to Action

The Centre for Applied Disability Research is asking for your help to bridge the gap between what we know and what we do.

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News 14 December 2016

NDIS co-design must include everyone

As the first six months of the NDIS nears, two separate reports have raised concerns that carers are falling through the cracks and providers are struggling to keep up demand.

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News 5 December 2016

Your buying rights under the NDIS

The NDIS will create a market for disability services worth $16 billion a year, so it’s good news our consumer watchdog has released a new guide to consumer rights for people with disability.

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News 3 December 2016

Celebrating #IDPwD

Today is International Day of Person’s with Disability, and this year people with disability around the world are looking to build a better future.

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News 2 December 2016

BREAKING: WA update

A decision has finally been reached about the future of the NDIS in Western Australia, paving the way for a statewide rollout of a WA-managed NDIS from 1 July next year.

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News 1 December 2016

Choosing the right AT for you…

A free new app aims to empower Australians with disability by giving them the information they need to choose the assistive equipment and technology options that are right for them.

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News 16 November 2016

Rocky start to NDIS transition period

The first quarterly report covering the NDIS transition phase has been released. Here’s what you need to know.

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News 16 November 2016

8 things you need to know about the ILC

The second part of the NDIS is about to roll-out around the country, and it’s all about building inclusive communities.

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News 15 November 2016

Have your say on the NDIS…

Since the full roll out of the NDIS began on July 1 people have shared some great experiences with us– and there have been some issues for others.

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News 11 November 2016

New forum for consultation

The Federal Government has established a new National Disability and Carers Advisory Council.

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News 10 November 2016

Opening doors for students with disability

A program at Sydney University is giving young people with intellectual disabilities the opportunity to experience life as a uni student.

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News 9 November 2016

And the winners are…

Last night’s 10th annual National Disability Awards have celebrated the champions of the disability sector for 2016.

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News 1 November 2016

NDIS in WA remains in stalemate

People with disability in Western Australia have again been left wondering about their future after the state and federal governments missed the deadline for agreement on how the NDIS will be delivered in their state.

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News 24 October 2016

#livedexperiencematters

Over the weekend thousands of people with disability and their supporters flooded social media to tell state and territory ministers that the make up of a new NDIA Board must include people with lived experience of disability and service provision. Join the social media action!

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News 21 October 2016

Love your politics? Live captioning trial.

Federal Parliament has announced it will be trialling live captioning to improve access to democratic proceedings for all Australians.

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News 17 October 2016

Doors must not be closed for people with disability

Now there’s a clear winner in the ACT election, talks need to begin immediately to resolve issues over the NDIS for people with disability in the ACT.

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