News 6 April 2020

NDIS participants can get supermarket priority home deliveries

The Minister for the NDIS has announced that NDIS participants will now be given priority for home delivery from certain supermarkets.

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News 3 April 2020

Joint media release: Now is the time to act on pandemic measures for people with disability

People with disability, and their organisations, across Australia are calling for urgent action, again, to keep us safe during the current COVID-19 pandemic.

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News 3 April 2020

A Letter to the Prime Minister and all the Premiers

People with disability are some of the most vulnerable people in Australia when it comes to Coronavirus (COVID19). We want to make sure they have everything they need to keep themselves safe and well.

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News 25 March 2020

Big NDIS changes to help participants through the Coronavirus

The NDIA are making changes to their system next weekend to make sure NDIS participants and their families have what they need to manage the impact of the Coronavirus.

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News 25 March 2020

New Coronavirus changes for NDIS participants

The Minister for the NDIS Stuart Robert has announced some changes that will be introduced to help people with disability and their families manage the impact of the Coronavirus over the coming weeks and months.

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News 24 March 2020

Joint statement: Increase Disability Support Pension now to deal with coronavirus

People with disability who receive the Disability Support Pension (DSP) urgently need access to the increased Coronavirus Supplement of $550 per fortnight, consistent with the Jobseeker Payment and other payments recently announced.

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News 19 March 2020

Joint media release: Urgent measures needed to support people with disability during COVID-19 crisis

People with disability from across Australia are calling for urgent action to make sure we are included in preparations for the current public health emergency.

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News 19 March 2020

Update on Government Coronavirus planning for NDIS participants

Disability Ministers from around the country met yesterday to work on a plan to make sure people with disability get what they need as the impact of the Coronavirus grows.

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News 12 March 2020

NDIS Make it Work forums postponed

Every Australian Counts has made the decision this week to postpone all our upcoming Make It Work forums. This includes those already scheduled to be held in Wollongong, Ipswich and the Sunshine Coast.

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News 6 March 2020

So what the hell is Senate Estimates and why does it matter?

Yesterday the Community Affairs Estimates Committee had their first hearing for the year. This is the Committee that oversees the important portfolios of health, disability and social services in the Federal government.

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News 6 March 2020

Information for NDIS participants and families about the Coronavirus

We’re bringing together all of the information we have as it comes out for people with disability and families about the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

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News 27 February 2020

Transport and the NDIS. It’s as clear as … mud

A couple of weeks ago the Minister for the NDIS Stuart Robert announced the NDIA were making some changes to transport funding. In a move widely celebrated as “thank god at last” the Minister announced participants would now be able to use some of their core funding to pay for transport.

The NDIA said the changes would begin on March 1 and that a new price guide would be released “shortly”.

Sounds good right? Weeelllll ….

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News 3 February 2020

NDIS moves on transport!

In some fantastic news this morning the Minister for the NDIS Stuart Robert announced NDIS participants will soon be able to pay for transport from their core NDIS funding.

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News 20 January 2020

Singing to the same old tune: NDIS Tune Review report released

Today the Federal Government released the findings of the Tune Review into the NDIS. First the good news – the recommendations are all things we have have been banging on about for ages. But the bad news – no government response yet.

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News 20 January 2020

Media release: Same old tune – now for some action: Disability group calls for action on NDIS review

Grassroots disability advocacy group Every Australian Counts is calling on the Federal Government to release their response to the recent review into the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

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News 6 January 2020

Emergency information for NDIS participants and families affected by bushfires

We’re bringing together all of the information we have as it comes out for people with disability and families affected by the bushfires.

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Opinion 20 December 2019

A big AAT win for Jake – and all NDIS participants with complex needs

Advocates from VALID have shared the story of an important win at the Administrative Appeals Tribunal for Jake, a young man with complex support needs. Here’s what the AAT agreed to.

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News 19 December 2019

Making sense of low cost Assistive Technology

There’s been a bit of confusion about assistive technology lately.
So the NDIS have released some more information on their website to try and make things a bit clearer.

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Opinion 5 December 2019

Housing for people with disabilities: what needs to happen

Today our good friend Dr George Taleporos will give evidence to the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability at their hearings in Melbourne.

We asked Dr George what he planned to tell the Commission – and what he thinks needs to change when it comes to housing for people with disability.

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News 4 December 2019

And the Committee’s verdict? Just get on with it!

With all the busyness of International Day of People with Disability yesterday it was easy to miss that the Joint Standing Committee on the NDIS released the first of their reports – this one is all about planning.

And from the very first page they have made it abundantly clear they share your frustration with the slow pace of change.

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