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News 11 October 2016

Awarding innovation

Nominations are now open for the 2017 NSW Disability Industry Innovation Awards. The awards are about recognising innovation displayed by people and organisations making a difference to the lives of people with disability, their families and carers.

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News 8 October 2016

Carers Count! #Carers2016

Australian’s 2.8 million unpaid carers provide an estimated 1.9 billion hours of care a year. In the lead up to National Carers Week (October 16-22), we asked Carers Australia CEO, Ara Cresswell why carers count.

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News 7 October 2016

The Zero Tolerance approach

“Very informative”, “Easy to understand”, “Allowed people to feel comfortable to speak up” – this is just some of the feedback that participants in the new Zero Tolerance program are providing.

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News 28 September 2016

A tidal wave of change – empowering people

The right to live independently and participate fully in life is a pillar of the UN Convention of the Rights of Persons with Disability. – which marks its 10-year anniversary this year. As Leigh Creighton investigates in this new video with CDAH, supported by the FACS Digital Stories Project, it’s fundamental to the NDIS as well.

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News 23 September 2016

New report: trial phase shows NDIS works

The three-year NDIS trial phase finished with the scheme on time and on budget, a new report from the NDIA reveals.

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News 22 September 2016

Toilet talk

Simple things can sometimes make a huge difference. A national campaign is calling for improvements to accessible toilets in our public places and local communities.

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News 20 September 2016

Staying up to date with the NDIS

The NDIS is beginning to roll out in many areas of Australia so we’ve updated our website to make sure we’re continuing to have the right answers to your most frequently asked questions.

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News 15 September 2016

Choose your own adventure

Have you ever dreamed of sailing on a tall ship? With the NDIS supporting people to realise their goals, organisations are coming on board to make it happen – even if they’re as adventurous as taking part in a sailing voyage.

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News 8 September 2016

What’s happening in WA?

Seven of Australia’s eight states and territories are rolling out the NDIS, but in Western Australia they’re still talking about trial sites.

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News 6 September 2016

NDIA myplace portal – an update

After so many issues with the new myplace portal over recent months, disability ministers from around the country have met to make sure any issues are ironed out for good.

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News 31 August 2016

NDIS myplace portal explained

On the same day the NDIS began full transition a new payment portal, myplace was released. It’s been getting some pretty bad press since then, here’s why.

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News 30 August 2016

Australia’s first disability research hub

A new research hub is breaking new ground in providing up to date research for both people with disability, their families and carers and service providers.

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News 22 August 2016

Counting down to the Paralympics

With only 15 days to go we are counting down to cheer on Australia’s Paralympic athletes in Rio.

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News 16 August 2016

The NDIS is a saviour – Jacinta’s story

Yes it was a big leap of faith, but over the past two years the NDIS has been nothing short of life changing for 19-year old Jacinta and her family. We spoke to Jacinta’s mum Kylie.

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News 9 August 2016

Calling all NDIS Champions

People with disability aren’t asked often enough to provide information about the NDIS. That’s why AFDO is looking for 30 people with disabilities to become NDIS Champions.

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News 29 July 2016

Difference not a disability: Paul Pritchard’s story

Paul Pritchard is a world famous free climber and an award-winning writer, inspiring adventurers worldwide. But in 1998 his fate took a turn.

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News 22 July 2016

Helping people achieve and winning big along the way

Helping People Achieve is a Darwin based non-government disability service provider. They have been breaking barriers since 1963, and have just become the first charity to win the Telstra Northern Territory Business of the Year Award.

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News 19 July 2016

Preparing for the NDIS

Planning for the NDIS can be daunting. It’s not easy to sit down and think about what you want out of life. Here’s a handy tool that may help.

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News 8 July 2016

We are one, but we are many

It’s been a week since Australia celebrated the roll out of the NDIS beyond the trial sites. The day was celebrated right across the country, in many different ways.

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News 5 July 2016

Election 2016 – what’s next for the NDIS?

There’s no clear winner yet in the Federal Election, but plenty of new faces in Parliament.

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