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What it’s like completing a VCE exam when you can’t write it down

Having someone else write your English exam is typically frowned upon. But for Stella Barton, it’s essential. The Shelford Girls Grammar student has cerebral palsy, a disability that affects her speech and mobility.

Thousands of disability care jobs are coming, but don’t expect to go permanent

At a time of record high youth unemployment, the rollout of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) may seem a blessing: it will require about 70,000 full-time equivalent workers over the next three years, or one in five of all new jobs created.

The NDIS Act review processes

Have you ever come across an NDIA decision that you were not happy with? Join the club; we have T-Shirts and our very own Facebook page. When in this situation you have two options: a) call Today Tonight or b) support your customer through the review process.   

Thousands of disability care jobs are coming, but don’t expect to go permanent

At a time of record high youth unemployment, the rollout of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) may seem a blessing: it will require about 70,000 full-time equivalent workers over the next three years, or one in five of all new jobs created. The catch? Many of those jobs are casual.

ANZ rolls out new debit cards for vision impaired

ANZ has today started rolling out its new Visa debit cards, which include a range of accessibility features to assist vision-impaired Australians with their everyday banking needs. The bankannounced the cards back in November 2016 and was the first Australian financial institution to offer cards for vision-impaired customers.

Medicare levy rise passes lower house

A 0.5 per cent increase to the Medicare levy, to be used to fully fund the national disability insurance scheme, has cleared parliament’s lower house.

We hope to improve’, NDIA chief says

The man overseeing the rollout of the national disability insurance scheme acknowledges participants haven’t found it easy to dealing with his organisation. But the National Disability Insurance Agency was trying to significantly improve its systems, Robert De Luca told a Senate committee hearing in Canberra on Wednesday.

Let’s be honest, there’s more wrong with the NDIS than just ‘teething problems’

One such issue is that of letting participants view their draft plans for disability supports before they are finalised. The NDIS was set up to enable people with disabilities to have choice and control over their own lives. But what kind of control is there if people can’t review their plans before they’re finalised?