AN extra $160 million in funding will help Australians with mental illness and psychosocial disability who aren’t otherwise covered by the NDIS, the Health Minister has announced.
Victorians looking to upskill or start work in the disability sector will now have access to a new TAFE course to help them find a job or go on to study courses eligible under the Andrews Labor Government’s Free TAFE initiative.
One person with disabilities is killed by their carer almost every three months in Australia, but these acts of domestic violence are often excused by the media and judiciary. The focus is too often on the killer. Here, we recognise the victims.
Inclusive Towns project sees Maldon businesses making town more inclusive for people with disabilities
NINETEEN Maldon businesses have signed up for the Mount Alexander Shire Council’s Inclusive Project. The collaborative project is being run alongside the City of Greater Bendigo and the Loddon Shire Council.
The federal government has announced the establishment of an Autism Advisory Group, but suspicions have been raised that the group’s agenda is about excluding people with autism from the National Disability Insurance Scheme.
Radio interview on ABC AM The Federal Government has announced it’s establishing an Autism Advisory Group to provide guidance to the National Disability Insurance Scheme on how to best deliver services to the increasing number of people identified as having autism. The move is likely to add to growing concern within the autism community that … Continued
An Autism Advisory Group has been established to provide advice and feedback to the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA).
The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) has led to individualised funding for people with a disability, who now exercise choice and control over what they buy, from whom, and when. However, providers now are left to decide whether to agree to provide the services requested at the available prices (be they NDIS price caps or … Continued
There are countless ways to measure the success of the NDIS. The NDIA frequently focuses on satisfaction rates- the number of people who report having a ‘good’ or ‘very good’ experience of the Scheme (84% at last count). Yet it is equally important to look at how the Scheme is servicing the most vulnerable people … Continued
An intellectually disabled man who spent 18 months in jail despite being found unfit to stand trial has been released from custody after 543 days.