Federal police say they will hunt down offenders involved in “despicable” scams on people with disabilities, after busting an alleged organised crime syndicate suspected of defrauding the National Disability Insurance Scheme.
Commissioned by the Centre for Inclusive Design in partnership with Adobe and Microsoft, the report shows designing products and services with the needs of people experiencing the effects of ageing, poverty and disability in mind can reach four times as many consumers as opposed to not doing so.
There’s a common assumption that people with disabilities all have a desire to or need to be cured. The idea of needing to “fix” or “cure” disability communities automatically assumes a negative relationship between people and their disabilities. It also perpetuates the misconception that disability is something to be ashamed of.
Newly re-elected Prime Minister Scott Morrison says fixing problems in the National Disability Insurance Scheme will be an immediate priority for the federal government, as the social sector reacts to the Coalition’s stunning election victory. This pledge has been welcomed by disability groups, who say they intend to keep the prime minister to his word.
Do disability-related choices translate to a boost in employment and, if not, how can the scheme be improved to promote this personal goal?
Victorians with a disability are stuck in hospital for more than three months after they are ready to be discharged due to Scott Morrison’s botched rollout of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).
New analysis has revealed the extent of the delays being confronted by hospital patients who are either waiting for an approved NDIS plan, or who can’t access the services they need which would enable them to return home.
We live in a society where the rights of women are more openly being discussed. From marches on the steps of parliament, to seeing women finally rise to higher ranks – it’s a beautiful thing to behold. Nicole Lee discusses the intersectionality of disability women’s rights.
Garry Saville is now fighting for accountability and for the future of his disabled daughter, after an NDIS failure called “one of the worst” by a disability advocate. A simple renovation on his Elmhurst home for his wife Marilyn has turned into a nightmare.
Closing date: May 30, 2019
People with disability are being encouraged to have their say on what it’s like living in Australia, as the country prepares for a United Nations review of its performance on disability rights.
Survey Closed 31 May
We found that despite consultation with disability advocates and people with disability when the NDIS was being designed, it is not wholly delivering on its promise of “choice and control” for people with disability. Choice and control is far from the universal experience of the NDIS’s implementation and evaluation.
But disability advocates have concerns that those who may not fall into the first area of individual packages may not be getting enough support in mainstream services. There are also concerns that people with higher and quite complex support needs may not get support, as providers can now pick and choose who to service and state providers have dropped disability as a responsibility.
Wendy Arentz says she is proof the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) can work if you can advocate for yourself. But Mrs Arentz was adamant that her success with the NDIS was dependent on her ability to explain the difference the assistance would make to her life.
The ALP’s announcement also includes broader commitment to systemic reform through the development of a National Inclusive Education Strategy in collaboration with the States and Territories to meet Australia’s obligations under the United Nation’s Convention on the Rights of Persons With Disabilities and the Convention on the Rights of the Child:
The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) has released their latest quarterly report. Here are 7 key lessons from that report.
Having a disability and being in a relationship can be complex. However, most of those complexities come from the assumptions of other people. This podcast series explores these complexities.
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