While film critics and audiences alike have shouted their praise for this year’s best picture win, CODA, they seem to be ignoring the voices of the Deaf community.
National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) staff reviewed the social media accounts of a woman applying for the scheme and sent a report to a doctor engaged to provide an expert opinion, a tribunal decision reveals.
The argument put forward by the agency was rejected as “extraordinary” by administrative appeals tribunal (AAT) member Simon Webb in a judgment published last week. Webb said the man was eligible for the scheme, granting him access four years after he had first sought support from the NDIS for a range of physical and psychiatric conditions.
Coalition rhetoric on NDIS ‘blowout’ cools as election looms but critics say crucial support still being cut
Tuesday’s budget will provide updated forecasts on overall NDIS spending, but it’s unlikely to shed light on the veracity of “stealth” or “secret” cuts, as argued by Labor’s Bill Shorten and the sector. As disability advocate Elly Desmarchelier points out, because the number of people on the scheme continues to increase, so too will overall spending.
Woman living with cerebral palsy tells disability royal commission she was ‘raped and assaulted’ by carer
The woman, known as Chloe, gave evidence to the disability royal commission that she was repeatedly raped by the man, and later fell pregnant. She told the DRC she “nearly died” and lost her baby in one of the attacks in 2016.
What we know about the NDIS cuts, and what they’ll mean for people with disability and their families
There has also been a large increase in the number of people disputing these decisions. Between July 2021 and January 2022, an extra 1,423 people with disability have asked the Administrative Appeals Tribunal for a review, a 400% increase in people disputing their NDIS plan.
Minister for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Senator the Hon Linda Reynolds CSC today announced the appointment of Dr Denis Napthine AO as Chair of the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) Board. “Dr Napthine is an eminently qualified Australian with the passion, commitment, leadership and experience to ensure the NDIS continues to deliver on its promise to people with disability, their families and carers,” Minister Reynolds said.
Tender documents show the government is tweaking the National Disability Insurance Scheme to exclude thousands of children with disabilities such as autism. By
The federal government has kicked off a tendering process to get new community partners that will deliver services within 74 areas as a part of the National Disability Insurance Scheme. This tender process, which is for five-year contracts for service provision that start in July 2023, is a part of the Partners in the Community (PITC) program and interested parties can tender via the AusTender site.
Disability providers and NDIS participants have been raising the alarm about cost-cutting for months, with participants reporting their funding slashed at annual reviews.
In particular, we want to discuss ways to increase the power that people with disability have over their homes and over their lives, so that decisions about creating the home sit in the hands of the people living in it.
The Victoria government is investing $2.1 million to the Inclusion Foundation’s Impact21 programme in a bid to provide more employment opportunities for citizens with disability. “Reducing the barriers to gaining employment for people with disability benefits everyone and that’s why we’re backing this important programme,” said Disability Minister Anthony Carbines in a statement.
This program reveals the reality of the lives of many Australians with disabilities, who say they’ve been virtually abducted by the state, stripped of their assets, and stopped from speaking out – until now.
Key disability advocacy groups join with ACOSS to urge the Government to act on the DSP Senate Inquiry Report
Whilst there are some welcome recommendations in the Report, we urge the government to take responsibility for taking action on addressing the level of need and distress that people with disability experience while trying to survive on income support.
The work GSA is doing on the RecruitAble pilot, alongside Australian recruitment company Randstad, will see it continuing to work with Coles on building its disability confidence as well as helping the business identify key areas for increasing accessible and inclusive hiring.