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News 24 July 2015

Every Australian has a right to work

Access to jobs is one of the most important human rights issues people with disability face according to a national survey by the Australian Human Rights Commission.

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News 21 July 2015

#goaussies: Australian Special Olympians head to LA

Good luck to Australia’s Special Olympics team heading off to Los Angeles this week for the World Summer Games.

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News 16 July 2015

Exciting times ahead: lessons from the NDIS trial sites

It’s two years since the National Disability Scheme (NDIS) trial site started in the Hunter and a year after it kicked off in the ACT, so we spoke to one of the large disability providers in both trial sites to find out how they think it’s going and what they’ve learned so far.

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News 16 July 2015

Why are there still access issues at my train station?

A five-year review of the accessibility of Australia’s public transport networks found that 10 years after the first disability transport standards were first introduced, there’s still plenty more to do.

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News 14 July 2015

Queensland announces early launch of NDIS

The Queensland Government has announced $1.9 million for “the early launch of a National Disability Insurance Scheme”.

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News 10 July 2015

Disability Rights and Every Australian Counts Campaign inspires an exhibition

Disability Leader Katharine Annear of South Australia, one of 12 disability leaders represented in the Grassroots Democracy: the Campaign for Disability Rights Exhibition.

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News 7 July 2015

Sam, Hayden and Ben star in WallaraTV

On Monday, 13 July a new television show made by young people with disability at Dandenong based service provider Wallara will screen on Channel 31. It’s an exciting new way of sharing the stories of people with disability and for the people behind the new channel, it’s only the beginning. Every Australian Counts spoke to Wallara’s Digital Communications Manager, Jay Pinkster to find out more.

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News 6 July 2015

A massive week for NDIS

In the last week we have seen the roll out of the NDIS in western Sydney, an extension of the trial in WA and most other trial sites marking significant milestones. Best of all, more than 13,600 people are now in the Scheme and express high levels of satisfaction with how it is transforming their lives.

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News 1 July 2015

NDIS: Sydney says ‘bring it on!’

Today, the NDIS opened its doors in Western Sydney as NSW commenced the full rollout of the NDIS. Thousands of people came together to celebrate at the Every Australia Counts kick off event.

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News 1 July 2015

Watch here as NDIS Kicks Off from 10.30 am today

The Every Australian Counts NDIS Kick Off event kicks off at 10.30am today and you can be part of the action by watching it live, commenting on the live streaming or jumping onto Twitter with #NDISkicksoff.

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News 29 June 2015

Have your say on who speaks up for you

The Government is updating the National Disability Advocacy Framework in light of the NDIS and want people with disability to help. But what is it all about?

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News 26 June 2015

Tools for making the most of the NDIS

A new online program has just been launched by the good folk at My Choice Matters which aims to give people with disability and their families all the tools they need to prepare for the changes coming under the NDIS.

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News 23 June 2015

Crowd cheers for NDIS kick off event

Over 800 people have registered to attend the Every Australian Counts kick off event so it’s pretty fortunate the team booked a big venue! Register now if you want to be a part of the fun and learn more about the NDIS.

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News 19 June 2015

Changing attitudes about disability employment changes lives

Disability employment does seem to be firmly on the national agenda, with both the Human Rights Commission and the Federal Government looking into how we can get more people with disability that want to work, into jobs. The Commission has also just produced a new guide to help employers understand their obligations under the Disability Discrimination Act.

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News 18 June 2015

Bam! Big Bang Theory’s star response to the autism question

When asked the inevitable question about whether the Big Bang Theory’s Sheldon Cooper is autistic, actress Mayim Bailik’s answer floored the audience.

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News 16 June 2015

Top seven tips for cashing in on the disability traveller

There’s no reason all Australians shouldn’t be able to live the dream and travel – whether it be on safari in Africa, or interstate to see a sporting event. While it can sometimes be more logistically challenging for people with disability, there are simple ways the travel industry can help.

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News 15 June 2015

Looping you in to more info on the NDIS

A new information source on the NDIS has just been launched by one of the partners who initiated the Every Australian Counts campaign. We spoke to ADFO CEO, Matt Wright to find out more.

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News 5 June 2015

Kick off with Every Australian Counts!

If you live in Sydney or the Blue Mountains and would like to learn more about the National Disability Insurance Scheme, join Every Australian Counts and special guests at Penrith Panthers on 1 July, 10.30am.

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News 27 May 2015

Jobs boost or just another inquiry?

The Government says it wants to get more people with disability into jobs – so they have the same lifestyle choices as all Australians. They’re working on a new “Disability Employment Framework” to change the situation. What exactly is a “framework” and what role can the NDIS play?

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News 26 May 2015

Fixing the Housing Crisis: smart thinking is good business

Earlier this year we asked people to share their housing frustrations, their housing dreams and their housing solutions. 650 people answered the call, as did housing organisations. Here’s our second instalment in what the housing sector sees as the solution to disability housing.

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