Meet the NDIS Provider and Worker Registration Taskforce

On this episode of Reasonable & Necessary, Dr George meets with the NDIS Provider and Worker Registration Taskforce to understand the role of the taskforce and learn if changes to registration requirements will impact on our rights to choice and control in the NDIS.

Speak My Language sparking conversations

The Speak My Language (Disability) program continues to share important conversations about living well with disability. Through our partnership with 3ZZZ, 3CR, and Cherry Radio, there have been more than 260 broadcasts of Arabic, Spanish, Turkish, and Vietnamese podcasts since November last year.

Airwaves Access Radio

AIRWAVES ACCESS is a radio program and podcast that focuses on issues that matter to those with a lived experience of disability. Broadcast on Plenty Valley FM (88.6 FM) and Gippsland FM (104.7 FM), Airwaves Access is also streamed as a podcast by VALID. Proudly made by and for people with disabilities, this program gives … Continued

How heatwaves impact the disabled community and what can be done to help

Many are calling for increased support to help people living with disability cope with the health impacts of extreme hot weather. The Minister for the NDIS, Bill Shorten, has received a letter from disability advocates outlining what’s needed for people living with a disability during heatwaves.

Your Guide to the NDIS Review: Experts Have Their Say

On this episode of Reasonable & Necessary, Dr George brings together Australia’s leading disability advocates to unpack the NDIS Review. Dr George, along with El Gibbs, Nick Avery, Jarrod Sandell-Hay and Sam Paior will guide you through all the big changes that are proposed, and what they might mean for you.

Alice Patten and Carol Berry on…committing to culture

This episode DSC speak with Alice Patten, First Nations advocate and parent of a child with a disability and Carol Berry, CEO of Disability Trust on their collaborative journey to foster an environment where cultural safety thrives at every level of disability care and service provision.

Politics with Michelle Grattan: Greens Jordon Steele-John on the disability royal commission and Bill Shorten’s NDIS reforms

The federal government last week released the report of the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability, which painted a confronting picture and recorded the calls of disabled people “for a more inclusive Australia”. The commission made more than 220 recommendations, and was conducted at a cost to the taxpayer … Continued

How disabled scam victims are turning the tide on scammers

Scams to people with a disability have risen by over 58 per cent in 2 years, according to data from Scamwatch. Now a TAC-funded program, co-designed by people with brain injuries, is seeking to provide safety training and psychological interventions for those at risk. CyberAbility project lead Dr Kare Gould told Trevor Chappell about the free … Continued

Autism the focus as government ponders disability funding

The National Disability Insurance Scheme has come under intense scrutiny in recent times, both for its cost and for how challenging some participants have found it to get support. Some of the debate has focused on the support needs of autistic people. But there’s concern they’re under particular pressure as the NDIS plans for its … Continued