News 3 August 2020

Getting answers to the big questions – our Zoom forum with the NDIA

Why can’t we have planning meetings over video? Why can’t we get contact details for staff at the NDIA? Why do approvals for equipment take so long?

And will you cut my funding next time because I did not use all of it as a result of COVID lockdowns?

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News 3 August 2020

Advocacy groups call for better support for people with disability

Disability advocacy groups are calling on the National Disability Insurance Agency, the Federal government and the Victorian State government to all work together to make sure people with disability and their families have what they need to stay safe and well during the coronavirus pandemic.

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News 2 August 2020

New Coronavirus rules for Victoria

The Victorian government has just announced new coronavirus rules for everyone in Victoria. Metro Melbourne has moved to Stage 4 restrictions, and rural areas are moving to Stage 3. Here’s what is changing…

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News 29 July 2020

Get your mask on!

There’s been a bunch of new info released over the last couple of weeks around masks and people with disability. We’ve popped it all in the one place so you don’t have to go hunting. (And we have done our best to try and explain what it all means which has NOT been easy…)

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News 13 July 2020

Big coronavirus changes – and what it means for Victorians

For all our Melbourne peeps, our hearts go out to you. Another six weeks in lockdown. And we are with you – because that is where we are based too.

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News 26 June 2020

Get your calculators out – it’s the new NDIS price guide

The final price guide for 2020 came out today.

Well … sort of the final. At least until the next update comes out.

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Opinion 26 June 2020

Corona’s brand new world

The last few months have been really really tough for a lot of people in our community. But for EAC supporter Lumi Winterson, the pandemic has given her the freedom to explore activities that are great for her mental health and wellbeing.

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News 3 June 2020

NDIS prices – the good, the bad and the ugly

The NDIA released the new price guide for 2020 today. The good news is that the NDIA have got this guide out much earlier than usual. This means we all have a chance to dig around in it and get a handle on everything before it actually goes live on July 1.

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News 28 May 2020

What’s going on with the Disability Royal Commission during COVID-19?

The utterly heartbreaking stories about people with disability that have come out over the last few weeks prove just how important it is that we have a Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability.
And although the Commission has put public hearings on hold during the pandemic, they still need to hear from our community.
Here’s what they want to hear about right now, and how you can get involved.

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Opinion 6 May 2020

COVID-19 contingency planning: everything actually worked!

Someone in my home got the dreaded phone call last week – he’d been exposed to COVID-19 and needed to self-isolate. And to my extreme shock, all our contingency plans actually worked as intended!

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News 30 April 2020

NDIS: What’s working and what’s not? We want to hear from you

The National Disability Insurance Agency have introduced lots of changes in the last few weeks to try and help people with disability and their families get through this difficult period. We want to know what’s working and what’s not – and what still needs to change.

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News 27 April 2020

One small step for the NDIS … one giant leap for participants

Today the Minister for the NDIS Stuart Robert and the National Disability Insurance Agency made a bunch of announcements about changes to the NDIS.

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News 27 April 2020

Smart devices, tablets, iPads – the NDIA get their act together (finally)

After a couple of weeks of confusion, anxiety and worry, the National Disability Insurance Agency confirmed this afternoon that NDIS participants CAN purchase a smart device to help them with their disability support during this period.

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News 20 April 2020

NDIS and the Coronavirus – what’s changed and what still needs changing? An interview with NDIA CEO

Late last week we had the chance to interview the CEO of the National Disability Insurance Agency Martin Hoffman.

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Opinion 20 April 2020

Disability, health and the coronavirus: Why action is urgently needed

We all have stories to share about when the medical system has let us down. But people with disabilities have more than the average person.

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News 14 April 2020

All the big announcements from our online forum with the NDIA

Thank you so much to everyone who attended our EAC Zoom forum with Scott McNaughton from the National Disability Insurance Agency last week. We’ve had great feedback and are really pleased to hear so many people found it helpful.

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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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