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News 2 February 2016

Lego’s wheelchair figure a ‘toy like me’

Lego has just improved the toy box options for the 150 million children with a disability worldwide by launching its first ever toy figure in a wheelchair.

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News 29 January 2016

What’s the Budget fuss?

This week a major national newspaper led with an “exclusive” story about the costs of the National Disability Insurance Scheme. It’s a curious story given there is nothing new in it. It’s no secret that the NDIS comes with costs, which have been carefully forecast and planned for. The real story remains that the cost of doing nothing is even higher.

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News 29 January 2016

Housing framework: have your say

The agency responsible for the delivery of the NDIS, the NDIA, is conducting a series of public consultations on pricing and payments for Specialist Disability Accommodation. You can attend a session, beginning next week.

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News 26 January 2016

Top five for five incredible years

Today, as we mark five incredible years since the launch of the Every Australian Counts campaign, we ask supporters to remind Australians why the NDIS is still so important for people with disability, and the nation.

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News 20 January 2016

2016: A big year for the NDIS

If 2015 was a big year for the NDIS and Every Australian Counts, 2016 is promising to be even bigger.

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News 19 January 2016

Calling all bloggers!

We heard some fantastic stories and insights from Every Australian Counts bloggers in 2015. In 2016 we’re looking to grow our blogging community even more.

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News 13 January 2016

Online support and hotline for Carers

A new one-stop shop is up and running for Australia’s 2.7 million carers.

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News 21 December 2015

2016 To Do List: Making the NDIS the best it can be

2015 has been a huge year for the NDIS. A new report looks at the year in review and what needs to be done in 2016.

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News 21 December 2015

A new world of accessible books

Australia has just become the twelfth country to ratify the Marrakesh Treaty – and it’s big news for Australians with a vision impairment or print disability.

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News 18 December 2015

Latest NDIS progress report

The latest report on the progress of the NDIS roll out is full of good news: it shows that the number of people with individual plans is steadily rising, the cost of the scheme remains within budget and participants are generally happy with the experience. 

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News 11 December 2015

News just in: SA on board with full NDIS

Breaking news: The South Australian and Commonwealth Governments have this afternoon agreed to the full roll out of the NDIS.

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News 11 December 2015

Tasmanian Minister’s message to EAC

Tasmanian Human Services Minister Jacquie Petrusma has filmed a special message to celebrate the release of roll out plans for in that state.

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News 9 December 2015

Results are in: what you want in 2016

We asked you about your priorities for the Every Australian Counts campaign as we plan ahead for next year. The results are in.

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News 3 December 2015

Great work Tassie!

More than 10,000 Tasmanians will have access to the NDIS, with Tassie the next state to announce full roll out plans – right on International Day of People with Disability.

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News 3 December 2015

Waiting for the NDIS: Samuel’s story

On International Day of People with Disability we’re reminding governments just how important the NDIS is to the many thousands of people still waiting to find out when it will come to them. People like the Klopf family from Adelaide…

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News 2 December 2015

Tomorrow is our day

Tomorrow is International Day of People with Disability and will be marked by events around Australia. It’s also the perfect time to remind decision makers that we need NDIS roll out details for every state and territory. Sign the petition now.

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News 1 December 2015

Teaching our teachers

There are 4.5 million Australians with a disability, so why isn’t education for people with disability compulsory in our national teaching training curriculum? A new partnership between Monash University and service provider Wallara is changing how we teach our teachers.

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News 26 November 2015

Understanding the new mental health reforms

The Australian Government announced “sweeping reforms” to how we support people with mental health issues. What are the reforms and are they good news?

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News 19 November 2015

Your call for 2016

Housing, employment, access, transport? Here’s your chance to have a say on what Every Australian Counts should focus on next year.

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News 17 November 2015

Ask Andrew! Your Top 5 questions answered

Every Australian Counts team member Andrew Gibson has hit the road over the last 11 months speaking with local communities about the NDIS. This is the first in our new series ‘Ask Andrew’, in which he answers the questions most asked on his travels talking with people who will benefit from the NDIS.

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