Last week car booking service Uber said it had chalked up 1 million rides in Australia. Not everyone’s an Uber fan, but there is no question it has the potential to create much needed job opportunities for people with disability.
Twenty-four year old motivational speaker Nathan Basha has been named a state finalist in NSW for the 2016 Young Australian of the Year awards. He travels the country talking to people about his passion – employment for people with disability, especially intellectual disability.
The count down is on to the full roll out of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). The choice and control the scheme allows for people with disability is a total game changer. It is also a huge change for workers in the disability sector.
There are 2.86 million unpaid carers in Australia, who will provide an estimated $60.3 billion of care in 2015. This National Carers Week (October 11-17) we talk to Carers Australia CEO, Ara Cresswell, about how carers fare as the NDIS begins to roll out.
The release of roll out plans for Victoria and NSW will give certainty to 245,000 people with disability, their families and carers who have been waiting for news of when the NDIS will come to them. We look in more detail at the roll out in both states.
As one of his first acts as new Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull released the NSW and Victorian roll out plans during a press conference today. If you missed it, here’s a taste of what he and the state Premiers had to say about this significant milestone.