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Warning: watch out for dodgy operators in NDIS

Disability workers, unions and advocacy groups are raising the alarm over the likelihood that less experienced, less qualified staff, and even dodgy operators could pour into the sector under the National Disability Insurance Scheme.

Call for Papers: Disability Employment Australia Conference

The Call for Papers for Disability Employment Australia’s Annual Conference 2017 is closing soon! This is your chance to share your presentation at Australia’s premier conference dedicated to discussing the future of disability employment and the DES sector.  We look forward to receiving a wide range of abstracts for this year’s conference. We ask that you please … Continue reading

Defiant Lives: The rise of disability rights 

Defiant Lives introduces the world to the most impressive activists you’ve never heard of and tells the story of the rise and fight of the disability rights movement in the United States, Britain and Australia. Featuring exclusive interviews with elders (some now deceased) who’ve led the movement over the past five decades, the film weaves together … Continue reading

Rights in Specialist Disability Accommodation

Tenants, families and carers in specialist disability accommodation are invited to share their views on how their rights can be protected in the transition to the NDIS. The current housing laws are not fit for the NDIS environment, as it is often hard for residents to change service providers in their home. To address this issue, … Continue reading

Family Violence and Victims of Crime Assistance Act 1996

The Victorian Law Reform Commission is reviewing how victims of family violence can be assisted through the Victims of Crime Assistance Act 1996. It can be hard for victims of family violence to access assistance, due to lack of awareness and barriers to eligibility. The Commission is looking at ways to make things easier. The  consultations … Continue reading

Inclusive Environments:

Danish company Pressalit, known for designing products for the physically disabled, have commissioned a new white paper exploring the rising demand for disability-friendly spaces. With Australia’s National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) set to launch in the coming years, one can expect the prospect of designing for disability to receive a bit of a shake-up. While … Continue reading

People with autism have the right to support under the NDIS

“If you walk into our home or Max’s classroom, you couldn’t pick him out as having autism. But then we’ve funded nearly 10 years of support – from speech and occupational therapy to psychology appointments. I can tell you now, he’d be a very different child if we hadn’t been in the position to do … Continue reading