There hasn’t been nearly enough work done to fix the criminal justice system for people with disability, according to an advocate who knows first-hand how traumatic prison can be for those in the disability community.
Closing date: October 22, 2021
The IMHA Self-Advocacy for the NDIS project aims to increase self-determination and confidence to advocate for people accessing, or likely to access, the NDIS under the psychosocial disability stream. This year the project will be developing a web application to support people to self-advocate at each phase of the NDIS, from application through to review. A diverse range of people is needed to contribute to a co-design process that Requires participation in a series of focus groups help via Zoom
An inquiry into the Disability Support Pension (DSP) continues to receive submissions from advocacy groups and individuals about how the system is failing people with disability or chronic illness.
Closing date: November 28, 2021
The NDIA is seeking feedback about NDIS price limits and policy for the 2022-23 financial year from providers, participants, their families and carers, community, peak bodies and other sector representatives. The Annual Pricing Review 2021-22 looks at NDIS pricing arrangements and price limits and other pricing related policies. This might include clarifying or simplifying pricing … Continued
This overview summarises the responses to the Promoting inclusion Issues paper that was released in December 2020. It outlines what should be done to promote a more inclusive society that supports the independence of people with disability and their right to live free from violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation.
Occasional Paper No. 3: Learning from reviews of Victorian disability service provision to people who have died 2017 to 2021 – A reflection for future safeguarding.
This report provides an overview of the lessons learnt from more than three years of reviewing disability service provision to people who have died. Sadly, the majority of deaths reviewed are ‘unexpected’ and raise significant concerns about the quality of service provision, possible preventable early deaths, and teach us that oversight and action must continue to be taken on both an individual and system-wide level.
Alarming statistics about the violence and abuse experienced by women and girls with disability have been laid bare for a Commonwealth inquiry, including increased reports of strangulation during the pandemic.
I have had the opportunity to access a wide variety of services during my life. The quality that differentiates the best from the rest is the provider’s ability to empower me to make my own choices and not assume that they should take on that responsibility.
Safeguards and quality services are key areas of inquiry for the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation (Royal Commission). Whilst the full report is not due to be handed down until September 2023, there are plenty of updates, reports, and transcripts published on the Royal Commission’s website that provide insight into the critical issues in focus.
Closing date: October 24, 2021
The Gender and Disability Workforce Development Program has 5 Positions available from October 2021 – 30 June 2023. The program aims to prevent violence against women with disabilities through a range of initiatives including workforce development- training, consultation, and resource provision to the social service, local government and prevention sectors as wells cross sector collaboration- communities of practice, partnerships and networking opportunities.
Closing date: October 24, 2021
The Gender and Disability Training Coordinator candidate needs to be passionate about women’s rights, inclusion and prevention of violence against women. They will have experience in primary prevention of violence, training and workforce development. The Gender and Disability Training Coordinator is a position within the Workforce Development program team,
The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) Board today released the 2021 NDIS Annual Financial Sustainability Report (AFSR), which provides a comprehensive financial picture of the NDIS based on the Scheme Actuary’s projections.
this report provides a comprehensive financial picture of the NDIS based on the Scheme Actuary’s projections And uses historic experience to inform forward-looking assumptions as to participant numbers, exit rates, and growth in spend per participant. It also contains detailed commentary on Scheme risks, while providing a range of scenarios on possible financial outcomes.