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Core Supports Precedent set at AAT

Part 2 of a series that delves into PM* v the NDIA, the nearly all encompassing Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) case that attempts to resolve controversial issues in the NDIS.

Improved NDIS planning for people with complex support needs

Assistant Minister for Social Services, Housing and Disability Services, Sarah Henderson, today announced the commencement of the rollout of a new National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Complex Support Needs Pathway.

Disability sector calls for $220 million industry investment fund

Disability service providers are calling on the government to urgently invest $220 million into the sector, to prevent organisations collapsing under the growing costs of transitioning to the National Disability Insurance Scheme.

NDIS provider market booms but confidence weakens

The number of NDIS providers has more than tripled in two years with 16,755 providers currently registered across Australia, the NDIS annual report shows.

NDIS from the inside

Our own Natasha Brake, is vision impaired and has been trying to set up her NDIS plan. She reflects here on her tortuous journey through the NDIS process.

Disability Sector Remains Suspicious Over Employment Taskforce

The federal government has unveiled a joint employment taskforce to tackle high rates of disability unemployment, but service providers have raised concerns about whether enough is being done to include people with disability in open employment opportunities.

Vic Politicians Responses From Questions at VCOSS AGM

At the VCOSS AGM, Women with Disabilities Victoria CEO Leah van Poppel asked Jenny Mikakos MP, David Southwick and Samantha Ratnam: If their parties will support the blueprint to end family violence set down by the Family Violence Royal Commission Whether they will support disability advocacy and the State Disability Plan. Here is what they said.

My Health Record opt-out hard for people with disability

The opt-out period for My Health Record is being extended until the end of January, but disability advocates say more resources are needed to help people with disability make an informed decision.

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.