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Advocacy Sector Conversations forum series and
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Jerusha Mather, from Melbourne, claims doctors with disabilities are poorly represented in the profession and she wants medical schools to set aside at least 10 places a year for students with disabilities.
The Coalition Government established the National NDIS Fraud Taskforce in July to tackle potential fraud against the National Disability Insurance Scheme. A 34-year-old Victorian man has been charged for allegedly defrauding the NDIS of more than $400,000.
The wheelchair racer has become the first athlete with a disability to win The Don Award, capping a career which includes three Paralympic gold medals, seven world titles and an astonishing 35 marathon triumphs across 10 countries - and counting.
Understanding the NDIS workshops
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Applications now open for part time 2019 board director positions Public health services, public hospitals, Ambula… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Enabling Women Community Leadership Program Women with disability from diverse backgrounds are invited to come tog… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…