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News 18 August 2015

At home with Michael, Josh and Fraser

In Newcastle three families have pooled their resources and set up a house for their adult sons, which is supported by workers paid for by the National Disability Insurance Scheme.

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News 13 August 2015

Improvements for Jace thanks to NDIS early intervention

In July three-year old Jace Kirby and his family became the first South Australians to use a new early intervention service for children with autism funded under the NDIS. The results have been significant.

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News 6 August 2015

Ticket to work a ticket to life

An employment initiative for teenagers with disability is training a whole generation of baristas, chefs, gardeners, photographers, and designers… to name a few!

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News 5 August 2015

Countdown’s begun to the 2015 National Disability Awards

Know someone who’s making an amazing difference in the disability sector? Now’s your chance to show how much you appreciate them.

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News 3 August 2015

8 brilliant new accessibility inventions

Every wondered what smart glasses could look like or how you could make your computer entirely hands free?

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News 28 July 2015

NDIS focus for major desert festival

Held from 31 July – 5 August 2015 in Tennant Creek, the Annual Desert Harmony Festival is an action packed celebration of community, music, food and art, which this year celebrates disability and the NDIS.

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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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