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.
Victoria’s crisis assessment and treatment teams are the front line for the most mentally unwell people in the state, but GPs who try to get hold of them often can’t get through.
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 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.
The disability sector is suffering “a silent crisis” under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), some providers have told a study released today.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Fed up with judgemental looks, comments and confrontations, a young South Australian woman living with a debilitating disease is calling for more recognition of ‘invisible’ disabilities.
People with disability from Australia and Indonesia met this week to discuss a new and evolving area of research that puts people with disability in the driver’s seat and in control of our stories.
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 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.
Wimmera’s health and social services have warned that regional Victorians are falling through the gaps
The Wimmera’s health and social services organisations have united to issue a joint statement to candidates ahead of the Victorian election calling for greater equity of services for rural communities.
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.