More than half of Australians living with a disability do not have the support services they need, and many say they have experienced violence or abuse because of their condition, a new survey has found.
Nearly half of all employed National Disability Insurance Scheme recipients over 25 are working for an Australian Disability Enterprise, while just 33 per cent are working in mainstream employment at full award wages, new data has revealed.
Minister Robert said today’s data release will assist with informing and stimulating conversations about the disability sector which would not be possible without the participants, their families and carers that have been willing to share their experiences with the NDIS.
Automated Centrelink debts, described by critics as robodebts, have been criticised by legal groups because they require welfare recipients to prove they do not owe any money.
In a bid to keep young people with disabilities out of aged care facilities, an organisation in Melbourne has launched a new type of portable house.
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Disability groups, along with Labor and the Greens, are calling for the removal of commissioners John Ryan and Barbara Bennett due to to conflict-of-interest concerns. Despite growing community pressure, the Morrison government is standing by the appointments. “This will get messy before it has even started,” Mr Fearnley said. “I think it might be time to look out the window and see what the voices of people with disability are saying.”
The motion highlighted that both these Commissioners were “decision-makers of public service institutions which will be the subject of investigation and examination during the Royal Commission and have significant and unmanageable conflicts of interest which are highly likely to jeopardize the integrity of the Royal Commission.
The Senate has called for two disability royal commissioners to be dumped over potential conflict of interests stemming from their work as public servants.
The Remove the Barrier campaign, launched by the Dylan Alcott Foundation on Tuesday, aims to remove the visible and invisible barriers that prevent people with disability from finding work. Despite one in five people in Australia living with disability, only 54 per cent of people with disability have employment, with few initiatives in place to shift the statistic.
Researchers at the Centre for Social Impact (CSI) believe the scheme’s approach to price setting is too centralised and detached from the realities of service delivery. Their new report recommends giving local National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) offices the discretion to set prices.
The National Disability Insurance Scheme and increased spending on pharmaceuticals are propping up the economy, the Reserve Bank of Australia has revealed, while keeping open the prospect of a pre-Christmas interest-rate cut.
Sarah Brady was a 39-year-old woman who could walk, talk and eat solid food when she was put into a nursing home to share a room with someone in their 90s who could no longer communicate.
The federal court may yet rule the NDIS must fund sexual services – a huge win for the disability community after years of uncertainty
The launch of No Limits: The Disabled People’s Movement, A Radical History, took place last Friday (12 July), and was attended by its author, Judy Hunt, on the 40th anniversary of the death of her husband, Paul. It was Paul Hunt’s letter to the Guardian in 1972 which led to the formation of the Union of the Physically Impaired Against Segregation (UPIAS), which itself was to play a crucial role in the development of the movement and what was later known as the social model of disability.