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New Course To Grow Disability Support Workforce

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.

Background Briefing: When carers kill

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.

Suspicions Raised Over Autism Advocacy Group Agenda

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.

Fears over changes to NDIS Funding

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

Establishment of Autism Advisory Group

An Autism Advisory Group has been established to provide advice and feedback to the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA).

The Cost of Mission

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

Is the NDIS Failing People with Complex Support Needs?

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