The Victorian Government will provide $1.8 million for advocacy funding to help Victorians with disability and their families continue to access advocacy support when they need it. The investment will ensure disability support agencies under the Victorian Disability Advocacy Program continue to play a key role in creating a safer and fairer Victoria for all. … Continued
Closing date: December 14, 2023
A new round of Victorian Government grants to support disability self-help groups is now open. Grants of up to $7,000 a year for up to two years are available to assist Victorian disability self-help groups to operate. These grants can help groups to meet some of the costs associated with providing social, emotional and practical … Continued
Information, Linkages and Capacity Building – Social and Community Participation 2023-24 Grant Opportunity
Closing date: October 6, 2023
The Australian Government is inviting organisations via an open, competitive grant process to apply to deliver services under the Social and Community Participation (SCP) stream of the Information, Linkages and Capacity Building (ILC) Program from April 2024 to June 2026. Funding of up to $50 million will be available to deliver one-off, time-limited activities to … Continued
Introducing herself at the inaugural meeting of a federal arts funding body, Caroline Bowditch showed a photo of herself dancing on a table at the age of five. “I rather fancied myself as Olivia Newton-John,” she told AAP. Bowditch, who describes herself as a proud disabled person and wheelchair user, has been dancing and performing for as … Continued
Minister for the National Disability Insurance Scheme Bill Shorten said the programs funded by these grants will help build the capacity of people with disability and better connect them with their communities.
National Disability Insurance Scheme participants say they get charged more than double the cost for the same service an able-bodied person could get from an allied health professional, an independent review into the $35 billion-a-year scheme has highlighted.
Students with disability and transport are the main winners in this year’s budget. $235 million will go towards students with disability and their families, along with expanding out of school hours care availability to accommodate their needs. For Victorians that are unable or unwilling to drive, $190 million will be used to cap public transport fares at the metro rate. A further $601 million will be spent to build 23 VLocity trains, and $219 million will go towards morel V-Line services, including extra weekend services on major regional train lines. Similarly, $32 million will be set aside for the Students with Disabilities Transport Program, which provides transport assistance for students with disability to attend specialist schools.
What is fatigue? Understanding fatigue among students with disabilities can help schools moderate it
I am working with colleagues to provide a means for students with disabilities and their educational teams to understand the impact of fatigue, to advocate for appropriate strategies and programs and to moderate fatigue in educational contexts.
People with Disability Australia (PWDA) welcomes the Treasurer’s assurance that ‘the NDIS is here to stay’ in his budget speech. However, tonight’s budget has more to do on housing and economic security measures that would bring comfort to the disability community. “We welcome the Government’s commitment to work with the disability community in implementing the … Continued
Workers in the family violence prevention and disability sectors will be better equipped with the skills to prevent violence against women with disabilities thanks to a funding boost to Women with Disabilities Victoria (WDV).
People with Disability Australia (PWDA) welcomes the Treasurer’s assurance that ‘the NDIS is here to stay’ in his budget speech. However, tonight’s budget has more to do on housing and economic security measures that would bring comfort to the disability community.
NDIS cost scrutiny is intensifying again – the past shows this can harm health and wellbeing for people with disability
Those in the disability field have been expressing a sense of whiplash since Friday. Many had felt buoyed by reassurances from Bill Shorten, minister for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), at the National Press Club the previous weekthat a reboot would ensure the scheme was “here to stay”. Yet a week later, the word from the National Cabinet meeting of state and territory leaders, was that NDIS growth would need to be constrained in order for the scheme to be sustainable.
Disability advocates have reacted furiously to the government’s move to rein in spending on the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), after it unveiled a plan that could save the budget $50 billion over the next decade.
The government is set to allocate $48.3 million in next month’s federal budget for anti-fraud measures around the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), including new IT systems.