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NDIS failing to catch children with late-onset difficulties

The rollout of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) in selected sites in 2016 signified a shift in cultural views about disability. Historical views were based on a medical model derived from deficit, dysfunction and impairment. Today, we ask that building capacity, inclusion and access be the way forward for people and young children living … Continued

‘It’s discrimination’: Disabled Tigers fan cries foul over ticket sales

Getting a ticket for a preliminary final can be exhausting, especially when tickets to the public are exhausted. But spare a thought for footy fans like Sam Jackson, a Tigers supporter who competed for one of the coveted seats from an extremely uneven playing field.

 SDA market wrap: The bricks and mortar

In July 2016, the NDIA launched a policy to encourage the market to build 12,000 new housing places for people with disability. The policy also enables 16,000 existing homes to be renovated or refurbished. Today we know it as the SDA. This level of construction is unprecedented. The SDA policy could potentially see more housing for people with disability built in the next five years than has been constructed over the last half-century.

Disgusting hypocrisy by governments on the rights of persons with disability

The sheer hypocrisy of our government sometimes knows no bounds. On the one hand Australia lauds its signing of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disability. On the other, it continues to flagrantly abuse those very same conventions through its administration of the provisions of the Migration Act to preclude ANYONE with a disability … Continued

Delays accessing NDIS ‘unacceptable’: MPs

A parliamentary committee says delays facing those trying to access services under the national disability insurance scheme are unacceptable.

How the NDIS is using the market to create housing for people with disability

Housing for people with disability is being transformed from grants-based funding to a market-based system where people with disabilities control their own funding. This market has the potential to grow in size by around A$5 billion over the next five years in the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

Market failure and the National Disability Insurance Scheme 

The aims of the NDIS are laudable and rightly ambitious, aiming to support Australians with a significant and permanent disability achieve a better life through access to the supports they need. The Scheme was designed to place people with disabilities at its heart, and banked on a marketised system to deliver services, improve quality and drive innovation within the disability sector.

The art of dependency

The NDIS promised choice and control but what is it really delivering? In this essay, Micheline Lee shares her experience of living with disability her whole life and how accessing the NDIS is the most confounding barrier she has faced yet.