THE National Disability Insurance Scheme is failing to work with the federal government’s antiquated $1 billion employment service and is being forced to push people into controversial sheltered workshops, says chief executive David Bowen.
Like most reality TV addicts of Australia, I’ll be tuning in to the new season of ‘My Kitchen Rules’ tonight – for the cooking, the snark, and perhaps most of all for Emilie — a Queensland contestant with a disability.
The chief executive of the National Disability Insurance Agency has admitted there are gaps in coverage for some ACT families, as administrators respond to criticism regarding delays, bureaucracy and complicated paperwork.
Channel 4 executives will find their bonus payments cut if they fail to meet radical new diversity targets which require women, black, Asian or minority ethnic (BAME) people and the disabled to be given leading roles across all of its programmes.
“If I could sit in the room with the disability ministers today, I have one message for them. We need to know it’s coming, we need to know when it’s coming so we can plan. We need you to see it through.”