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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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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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