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 29 April 2016

Mission accomplished

It’s done! The Every Australian Counts team has delivered our giant sign to Parliament House to let Treasurer Scott Morrison know our supporters are counting on him to make sure the NDIS is fully funded in next Tuesday’s Federal Budget.

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Opinion 12 January 2016

Is there room at the advocacy table?

It can be hard for parents to take a step back and allow their children to have their own voices. However, when it comes to advocacy, it’s especially important to find the right balance. Here Renee Bugg, parent to Poss who is on the Autistic Spectrum, talks about how they’re meeting the challenge.

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Opinion 2 November 2015

Advocacy counts

Leah, 33, helps to advocate for others with an intellectual disability.

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Opinion 4 August 2015

My friend Bradley

I have been an advocate for a man with complex needs for nearly 20 years. The journey I have been on with him and his family over this time has seen some great outcomes for him, but it remains a constant struggle to ensure he has the funding needed for his support. We are hopeful that the NDIS will change this!

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News 29 June 2015

Have your say on who speaks up for you

The Government is updating the National Disability Advocacy Framework in light of the NDIS and want people with disability to help. But what is it all about?

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Opinion 18 June 2015

Why disability advocacy matters under the NDIS

Since we all celebrated the first launch sites for the National Disability Insurance Scheme one of the biggest sources of uncertainty that has emerged is what will happen to disability advocacy services in this mix.

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