The federal government is to reverse its controversial funding cuts to Community Legal Centres (CLCs) in the upcoming budget – a move the community legal sector has described as a “huge relief”.
Making sure the NDIS is rolled out fairly and equitably with direct input from people with disability is a priority for our Disability Commissioner Alastair McEwen over the next five years.
The agreement to launch the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) in 2012 was met with great excitement. It also came with large expectations about the transformation this would bring in terms of services and outcomes for people with disability.
The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) is to appeal a Federal Court decision over funding arrangements for transport costs under the National Disability Insurance Scheme, claiming it will be a test case for the future viability of the scheme.
In follow up to the Summer Housing story on Lateline last week, George has written an article for Pro Bono News which highlights the importance of the disability and housing sectors working together so that people with disability can choose where they live, and who they live with. It points to the role that SDA … Continue reading
Providing engaging programs for people with disabilities can be a huge challenge but in north west Victoria one service is having success combining egg farming with therapy.
A disabled boy who claims he was assaulted, locked in a “time-out” room and physically restrained during six years at various state schools has won a “substantial” compensation payout from the government.
“We are proud to be part of this historic social reform and want to ensure the transition to the NDIS is fair for everyone working in, and served, by the disability sector in Bendigo,” Ms Allan said.
Department stores are increasingly using young models from diverse cultural backgrounds and children with disabilities in catalogues and advertising campaigns. That shift isn’t by accident.
With just three years to find housing for 27,000 people, the NDIS has found unexpected support from major builders, who have seized on the opportunity to build accessible homes for tenants with special needs. The story outlined the opportunity for private developers to work with community housing providers to replicate and scale innovative housing models … Continue reading