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Government reversal on cuts to Community Legal Centres

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”.

The Commissioner releases his Top 6

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.

NDIS hiccups are expected, as with any large-scale social reform

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.

NDIA to Appeal Disability Transport Ruling as Test Case

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.

The Evolution of Housing for People with Disabilities

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

Disabled boy wins secret payout from Victorian Government

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.