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News 4 November 2015

#gostevie

Congratulations to Melbourne Cup winning strapper, Stevie Payne!

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News 4 November 2015

Uber – the facts

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.

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News 30 October 2015

Disability in the 21st Century

A 3D printed wheelchair controller, designed by you, in your own home? No worries! Whole wheelchair? Stay tuned….

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News 29 October 2015

Is Nathan the next Young Australian of the Year?

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.

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News 28 October 2015

Preparing the disability workforce for the NDIS

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.

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News 15 October 2015

2015 Carers Week: EAC says thank you carers!

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.

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News 13 October 2015

Mental Health and the NDIS

The NDIS has the potential to support thousands of Australians with mental illness across Australia. Following on from Mental Health Week we look at who qualifies and what support is available.

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News 1 October 2015

Fare Cravin’ café’s a hit

A new café on the NSW Central Coast is proving that imagination, determination and an addictive organic latte are a winning combination.

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News 25 September 2015

BREAKING NEWS: Early NDIS start for Queensland!

The Queensland Government has announced the National Disability Insurance Scheme will be available in North Queensland from early 2016 – six months ahead of the full roll out.

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News 25 September 2015

Because we’re APPY! Four winning accessible apps

Every minute, 47,000 apps are downloaded around the world, but millions of Australians are missing out if the apps are not accessible.

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News 21 September 2015

A-Z of the NDIS roll outs in NSW and Victoria

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.

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News 16 September 2015

What does the community think of the NDIS roll out plans?

The release of the NDIS roll out plans for NSW and Victoria yesterday had everyone talking. We’ve heard from the politicians but what is the disability community saying?

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News 16 September 2015

“An emotional and proud day”: how our pollies marked the NDIS milestone

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.

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News 16 September 2015

BREAKING NEWS: first NDIS roll out plans released!

In news just in, the NSW and Victorian Governments have just released their NDIS roll out plans.

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News 16 September 2015

Victorian Minister message to EAC

As the Victorian NDIS roll out plan is released, the Victorian Minister for Disability, Martin Foley, sends a video message to people with disability and their families in Victoria.

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News 16 September 2015

NSW Minister message to EAC

The NSW Minister for Disability, John Ajaka, has filmed a special message for Every Australian Counts supporters to mark the release of the NSW roll out plans.

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News 15 September 2015

What does our new PM think of the NDIS?

As Australia wakes up to the news that Malcolm Turnbull has replaced Tony Abbott as our new Prime Minister, we have a look at what he has said on the public record about the NDIS.

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News 8 September 2015

Where are the NDIS roll out plans?

Today Every Australian Counts supporters emailed the disability minister in their state or territory to ask when the NDIS would be coming to them.

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News 4 September 2015

“It will be a big sigh of relief”: waiting for the NDIS roll out plans

When the Federal Government announced in April 2012 that it would support the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), mother of three Heike Fabig was over the moon.

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News 28 August 2015

NDIS video and FAQ out now

Check out the fully captioned video of last month’s Every Australian Counts Kick Off event in NSW, which was live-streamed across Australia.

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