States and territories have been urged to be “big-hearted” and ring-fence money not just for the $22 billion National Disability Insurance Scheme but also for local programs slated for closure, amid fears the world-leading project will fail without them.
There are gaps starting to appear in the NDIS and we fear they will widen as the scheme is implemented.
Kriti Sharma, a disability researcher at Human Rights Watch, joined Chris Mason to discuss the current situation for disabled prisoners in Australia.
A new report by Human Rights Watch (HRW) suggests Pete’s story is not uncommon. It has uncovered widespread instances of abuse of prisoners with disabilities in Australia.
A First Peoples advocacy group has called for an overhaul of the National Disability Insurance Scheme to better accommodate Indigenous people, after a study found ill-health and disability were driving psychological distress in older Indigenous Australians.
Last April, Ms Raulli was assessed as needing a level four home-care package — the highest level available. She is still waiting. And she is not alone. The latest figures reveal there are now 101,508 people in the queue for appropriate home-care packages.
Nearly a million Victorian children returned to school last week. But thousands did not. Exclusion is a cruel yet quietly accepted component of our education system.
Tracy Roberts cannot leave the house on her own but her plea for a motorised wheelchair and support goes unheeded
The 33-year-old single mother cannot leave the house on her own because she doesn’t have the strength or stamina to maneuver her borrowed wheelchair, which is too small and leaves her in constant pain, and she desperately needs a motorised wheelchair to give her some independence.
But the NDIS has declared she is not disabled and is ineligible for a wheelchair and the support services she previously relied on.
A nurse has been fired after horrific footage emerged of him allegedly abusing a patient who suffers from a disability at a Melbourne hospital.
Early work to create the National Disability Insurance Scheme didn’t pay enough attention to the structural adjustment it would involve for disability service providers, its inaugural board chairman has said.