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The Mental Health system in Australia has often been labelled as complex and difficult to navigate by consumers and health professionals alike. The NDIS and current mental health reforms have only exacerbated this complexity, leaving many asking about what NDIS will and won’t fund and what will happen to the programs it won’t.
Jordon Steele-John bringing lived experience with disability to Parliament in replacing Scott Ludlam
The citizenship saga has cleared the path for the youngest-ever senator, Jordon Steele-John from Western Australia, to enter the Upper House, replacing Greens co-deputy Scott Ludlam. “I’ve spent the last six years talking about youth and disability issues and I’m incredibly excited to take that voice and lived experience into the Parliament.”
Disability simply isn’t represented in Australian media and advertising. Yet disabled people make up 20% of the Australian community.
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NDIS: What you thought of the Productivity Commission’s recommendations ow.ly/x2IR30gwPdR
Mental Health Supports in the NDIS: What's Changing? ow.ly/5Rro30gAk1k
7.30 Report on ABC- Emergency Intervention Removes Disabled Young Man ow.ly/p55k30gwPbX
Clarifying the SDA Classification confusion ow.ly/AZN230gwP9O