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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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News 26 May 2015

Social housing: “the biggest single unsolved problem for NSW infrastructure”

Housing was again on the agenda in Sydney today with two former Premiers leading a forum to look at what’s stopping the provision of affordable and social housing in NSW.

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News 21 May 2015

Australian schools letting down our kids

A national survey of parents of children with disability shows an education system in crisis.

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News 19 May 2015

Early rollout in Western Sydney a reality

Today the NSW Government made good on their election promise and signed an agreement to kick off the NDIS in Penrith and the Blue Mountains a year ahead of schedule. 

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News 18 May 2015

And the NDIS citizens’ jury verdict is…

Earlier this year the national advocacy organisation People With Disability Australia convened a Citizens’ Jury of people in the NDIS trial sites to hear first hand from those experiencing the roll out of the NDIS. The results show strongly that the scheme is working – finally giving people with disability a say in their own futures and supporting them to live their lives how they choose. The jury also offers a host of recommendations on how to make the NDIS even better.

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News 18 May 2015

Enjoying Sydney’s live music

Newly launched Gig Buddies is helping adults with learning disabilities and autism attend live music in venues across Sydney.

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News 14 May 2015

2015 Budget launches disability employment package

Many people with disability are keen to work but finding the right job and overcoming discrimination can be a challenge. Will new measures for disability employment announced in the budget be enough?

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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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