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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, their families and carers and those who support them, all working together to fight for a fair go for Australians with disability.

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Have your say about NDIS assessments

The introduction of compulsory assessments to the NDIS is the biggest change to the scheme since it started. The individualised scheme we all fought for is at now at risk. It’s time to speak up and take action. You can start here.

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Latest news and opinion

News 18 June 2021

“Stop independent assessments. Sack the CEO. Sack the Board.” Catch the blistering NDIS speech from disability advocate Kevin Stone

“The NDIA is at risk of turning people with a disability and families, who have been the Scheme’s greatest supporter and most important ally, into a desperate and angry enemy.” Kevin Stone, the highly-regarded intellectual disability advocate has delivered a blistering speech on the NDIS – calling not just for independent assessments to be scrapped – but also for the NDIA CEO and Board to be sacked. Watch the video, read the transcript – or join the fight here.

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News 30 April 2021

Terms of engagement for NDIS Minister Reynolds from the disability community

Disability advocates today delivered new NDIS Minister Linda Reynolds a formal ‘terms of engagement’ in a bid to reset relations between the NDIA and people with disability, their families and community.

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Opinion 16 June 2021

Are the proposed Independent Assessment tools capable of informing funding decisions in NDIS participant plans?

What’s wrong with NDIS independent assessments? We asked our friend Muriel Cummins from Occupational Therapy Australia’s NDIS Taskforce to help explain why the selected assessment tools are not fit-for-purpose, and why they should not be used to determine plan funding.

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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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