The Tribunal Case That (Should Have) Stopped the Nation

The job of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) is to smooth out points of complexity and disagreement in the NDIS. But sometimes you get the impression they probably weren’t expecting the level of mind-bogglingly complexity and vehement disagreement that they have been forced to encounter. PM v the NDIA is one of those cases.

Call Me Harrison

Closing date: December 12, 2018

Airs Monday November 12 on ABCTV and iview
When former Deputy Prime Minister Tim Fischer and his wife Judy learned that their young son was autistic, they were told he would probably never have a job or live independently.

Project Coordinator – Sector Development

Closing date: November 19, 2018

The Project Coordinator – Sector Development will play a crucial role in supporting the implementation of the 10 year Community Services Industry Plan and a range of other high level government and sector committees.

Project Coordinator – Community Traineeships Pilot Program

Closing date: November 19, 2018

This is an exciting opportunity to work on a new project that will develop, trial and evaluate a best-practice model that addresses the twin challenges of high youth unemployment and the workforce needs of the fast-growing community services industry.

Disabled children face barriers each day

While they do not need separate or special education, they require a more flexible education system, adviser for basic education, child rights and social inclusion Els Heijnen said.

Improving Disability Employment Study (IDES) now recruiting

IDES is a longitudinal study which aims to provide evidence about how people with disability obtain and sustain long-term employment. This research investigates the financial and health impacts of different employment outcomes on people with disabilities. The findings will identify ways to improve employment outcomes for people with disabilities and contribute to new government policies and models of service delivery.

Wimmera’s health and social services have warned that regional Victorians are falling through the gaps

Under the current reforms, designed to enhance sector efficiency, some of the most vulnerable clients are falling through the cracks, including those with disabilities, said Grampians Disability Advocacy’s Deb Verdon.
“At every turn a person with a disability is asked to provide medical evidence about their situation, be it by Centrelink or the NDIS,” she said. “Reports from GPs are no longer good enough. Support agencies demand a report from a specialist, but where are the specialists to be found?”

NDIS Independent Assessment Pilot

The NDIA will be piloting the use of independent health professionals who will use standardised tools that help determine the functional impact a person’s disability has on their capacity to engage in the community, work place, and social activities.