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News 14 May 2015

Budget 2015: more support for carers

There are 2.7 million Australians providing care for one or more family members or friends, including people with disability – navigating their way through what can be a confusing and time consuming labyrinth of government departments.

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News 12 May 2015

2015 Budget – NDIS roll-out funded in budget

John Della Bosca, Every Australian Counts Campaign Director said “The Abbott Government’s strong support for the NDIS cannot be questioned. They are funding the NDIS and in doing so transforming the lives of people with disability.

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News 12 May 2015

NDIS Step 2: Meet the planners

The NDIS will give people with disability more choice about how they live their lives, what services they need and who delivers those services. The NDIS Planners are there to support people with disability plan for a better future. Here’s how the planning system works under the NDIS.

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News 12 May 2015

How to fix the housing crisis

More than 650 people answered the Every Australian Counts call to share the challenges they face in finding accessible, affordable housing. We also received feedback from a range of organisations actively working in the housing arena.

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News 12 May 2015

Technology creating new lives

Two brothers in Melbourne are using technology to “re-enable” themselves – and helping others do the same.

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News 28 April 2015

Every Australian Counts puts housing on the national agenda

Last Friday disability ministers from around Australia met to discuss the next steps in the roll out of the NDIS. A commitment to set up pilot programs for innovative accessible housing was one of the positive outcomes.

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News 28 April 2015

NDIS roll out: the low down from the latest ministers meeting

Housing, NDIS roll out arrangements and NDIS workforce needs were all on the agenda at the latest meeting of ministers responsible for the NDIS roll out.

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News 27 April 2015

Willing to Work

A national enquiry is underway into employment opportunities for people with a disability.

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News 24 April 2015

Hey Ministers: how will you respond?

Today all the state and territory disability ministers are meeting to talk about the implementation of the NDIS and housing is on the agenda. They have in their

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News 20 April 2015

A great video for carers

Preparing for the NDIS can be a daunting prospect for carers, many who are unsure about how they fit into the planning process. This fantastic video The NDIS and You from Carer’s Queensland explains in simple graphics how the NDIS planning process works and the role of carers along the way.

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News 20 April 2015

Important reminder: Have your say in building the NDIS

There are just less than two weeks left to share your thoughts on how we can help the NDIS put in place clear rules that will make sure people receive supports and services that are high in quality and safe – wherever they live in Australia.

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News 9 April 2015

Northcott launches subsidiary dedicated to innovation

Not-for-profit disability service provider Northcott has launched a new subsidiary named Northcott Innovation. Described as a “radical new organisation,” the subsidiary will be dedicated to co-creating creative and unexpected solutions to support people with disability.

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News 7 April 2015

Home sweet home. Or not

Every Australian Counts supporters are desperate for action on housing for people with disability. Hundreds of responses have been pouring in to our call for housing stories and ideas. Here is just a small sample.

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News 30 March 2015

This game is not evil, it’s awesome

There’s a new mobile game called “Extreme Wheelchairing”, which you can find for free on the App store, or Google Play.

This is a game where you manoeuvre around 20 different levels of a virtual landscape avoiding all sorts of obstacles and so on. It’s much like dozens of other videos game most of us have played at one time or another.

But with one difference.

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News 23 March 2015

NDIS game changer

On the weekend the NSW Premier Mike Baird promised to roll out early intervention services under the NDIS for up to 2,000 young people with disability in Penrith and the Blue Mountains from September this year if he is re-elected. 

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News 23 March 2015

Shoppers take note

It’s the everyday things that are sometimes the most challenging for mums, dads and carers of children with disability. Tasks like getting the weekly groceries can be that much harder when you’re trying to juggle a trolley and a wheelchair at the same time. The move by Coles to introduce new trolleys for kids with disability into many of its supermarkets will make this one everyday task a little easier.

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News 20 March 2015

ACT NDIS live blog

With over 500 registered attendees, the ACT NDIS conference is set to be one of the largest, most comprehensive and practical events covering the NDIS held to date. Throughout the conference, we’ll be live blogging to bring you rolling coverage of all the latest news, views and discussion from on the ground.

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News 19 March 2015

Take Action: how do you want to live?

The NDIS is designed to give choice and control to people with disability. There are many and varied ways that people with disability will want to live and we have listed a few below.

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News 18 March 2015

The NDIA housing response decoder

Over the last few weeks thousands of our supporters emailed the National Disability Insurance Agency and asked them to release the plan for housing under the NDIS. 

The response from the Agency on this vital issue was disappointing, bureaucratic and hard to read.  We thought we’d have a go at de-coding it for you because on the question of housing, people with disability and the NDIS, we need it to be crystal-clear. 

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News 10 March 2015

Our iconic places set accessibility example

It’s great to see some of our cultural icons and natural places finally getting on board and taking accessibility more seriously. Here are two examples we’ve seen lately.

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