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Ms Dowling is calling on the Commission to establish a thorough review into the engagement of older Australians with disability who are already accessing My Aged Care and those on the waiting list. “There has to be help for disabled
Australia’s disability policy beyond 2020 must focus on more than the National Disability Insurance Scheme and actually be implemented, advocates say in the lead up to a community consultation period to shape policy for the next 10 years.
Advocacy services are being swamped with people needing help appealing their National Disability Insurance Scheme plans, disability groups have warned in the wake of new funding to the sector.