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Opinion 30 November 2016

Let our voices be heard

I really wasn’t sure where to start. Being autistic, I have a lot of thought processes going on but I wanted to share our experience on the NDIS journey.

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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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Opinion 11 November 2016

Hope for the future

I grew up “with my mother’s knees” – the sort that didn’t like to stay together when I looked a certain way. And I also learned her generous ways, and gave the same delights to my daughter. Oh, and apparently there were quite a few other genes I passed on that were “just not right” in so many ways.

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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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Opinion 2 November 2016

Forward we must go

Last week Every Australian Counts launched a social media action triggered by the announcement that the Federal Social Services Minister is ready to move ahead with a new Board of the NDIA.

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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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News 12 October 2016

Travel, everyone is doing it!

The growth in accessible tourism means a rethink for the travel industry if they’re going to make the most of the opportunity according to a new report.

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News 11 October 2016

Awarding innovation

Nominations are now open for the 2017 NSW Disability Industry Innovation Awards. The awards are about recognising innovation displayed by people and organisations making a difference to the lives of people with disability, their families and carers.

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News 8 October 2016

Carers Count! #Carers2016

Australian’s 2.8 million unpaid carers provide an estimated 1.9 billion hours of care a year. In the lead up to National Carers Week (October 16-22), we asked Carers Australia CEO, Ara Cresswell why carers count.

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News 7 October 2016

The Zero Tolerance approach

“Very informative”, “Easy to understand”, “Allowed people to feel comfortable to speak up” – this is just some of the feedback that participants in the new Zero Tolerance program are providing.

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Opinion 6 October 2016

Disability, Diversity and the NDIS

The National Disability Insurance Scheme is one of the most important social reforms in recent history. The NDIS creates a uniform system of disability services across Australia and increases the social and economic participation of people with disability.

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News 28 September 2016

A tidal wave of change – empowering people

The right to live independently and participate fully in life is a pillar of the UN Convention of the Rights of Persons with Disability. – which marks its 10-year anniversary this year. As Leigh Creighton investigates in this new video with CDAH, supported by the FACS Digital Stories Project, it’s fundamental to the NDIS as well.

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News 23 September 2016

New report: trial phase shows NDIS works

The three-year NDIS trial phase finished with the scheme on time and on budget, a new report from the NDIA reveals.

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