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Defend Our NDIS this election

The federal election will be on May 21. The pollies who want you to vote for them are paying attention – but we need your help to make a lot of noise!

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Every Australian Counts is the grassroots campaign that fought for the introduction of the NDIS – and won. We are a community of hundreds of thousands of people with disability, our families and carers and those who support us, all working together to fight for a fair go for Australians with disability.

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Latest news and opinion

News 18 May 2022

An open letter to all members of Australia’s next Federal Parliament

More than 50 disability advocacy organisations representing millions of Australians are urging the next Federal Parliament to reverse the “death by a thousand cuts” that is devastating the lives of people with disability and undermining the NDIS. In the Open Letter to Australia’s Future Parliament released today, the disability advocacy and support organisations are calling on future MPs to back key reforms that will ensure no one with disability who needs support is left behind. Read and sign the open letter here.

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News 6 May 2022

Vale Wendy Lovelace and Matt McCracken

The Every Australian Counts community is greatly saddened by the recent passing of two passionate inclusion and disability advocates, Matt McCracken and Wendy Lovelace.

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Opinion 18 May 2022

Explainer: What were the original intentions of the National Disability Insurance Scheme?

One of the things people with disability and families have been asking their federal election candidates to reflect on this year is a promise to bring the NDIS back on track with it’s original intentions. To look at why we all fought so hard for the NDIS in the first place. What were the ideas, intentions and principles behind the idea for an NDIS? Our friends from PIAC have written a new helpful explainer…

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Champions

Meet the Every Australian Counts Champions

The Champions are our campaign spokespeople representing the vibrant and diverse Every Australian Counts community. They are the voices of the campaign and they’re already meeting members of parliament, community leaders, and speaking to the media on behalf of all of us.

The Champion’s focus is to deliver the message that the NDIS needs to be fully funded and fixed. Together with our community, they’ll make sure our voices are heard loud and clear and we get the NDIS we’ve been fighting for.

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About the NDIS

What is the NDIS?

NDIS stands for National Disability Insurance Scheme. It is the new way of providing support to people with disability in Australia.

The NDIS provides people with disability with the support they need to live an ordinary life.

Unlike previous systems, the NDIS provides people with disability with the choice of how, when and where that services and support are delivered to them. They are in the driver’s seat, and can choose what works best for them.

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