News 29 July 2020

Get out your butcher’s paper and sticky notes – it’s consultation time!

Who remembers this?

The National Disability Strategy was a ten-year plan that came out in 2010.

It was the first time all levels of Australian governments had come together to make a plan like this for ALL people with disability, ALL over Australia.

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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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News 13 May 2020

Data, data, data everywhere. But what does it all mean?

So the National Disability Insurance Agency released the latest NDIS Quarterly Report this week. If you have never checked out the Quarterly Report we encourage you to do so – it’s a great way of finding out how the NDIS is tracking and there’s lots of juicy stuff in there.

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In The Media 19 September 2017

Year 12 students consider sector with 70,000 jobs

Grace Vegesana is planning to study law at university once she graduates, but says her perspective on the popular subject has completely changed since she learnt more about the disability and care sector.

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Research and Reports 20 October 2016

Locked out of work

This week’s ABS report on disability, ageing and carers reveals that there has been little to no improvement in labour force participation for people with disability or their carers in the last three years.

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Research and Reports 9 September 2016

Disability Service Organisations (DSO) Financial Sustainability Report

A new study from Curtin University’s Not-for-profit Initiative and NDS’s Centre for Applied Disability Research (CADR) provides governments, disability service providers and the broader community with detailed information on the supply and sustainability of disability services in Australia.

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News 16 March 2016

The NDIS by numbers: South Australia

NDIS number crunching continues, with new figures showing the scale of the economic benefits it could potentially bring to South Australia.

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News 7 March 2016

NDIS dollars make sense for Victoria

The NDIS will not only transform lives for people with disability but it will also deliver an economic boost for all Victorians – creating thousands of jobs and adding billions to the state’s economy.

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Research and Reports 7 March 2016

Economic Benefits of the NDIS in Victoria

National Disability Services and Every Australian Counts have released a paper showing the potential scale of the economic benefits the NDIS will bring to Victoria.

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Opinion 24 February 2016

All the world’s a stage for David

David Baker’s workforce participation has come from inspired teachers, personal helpers and mentors in the arts and Victorian TAFE theatre courses. Now he is getting ready to mentor others.

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News 23 February 2016

Jobs, jobs, jobs!

The NDIS is expected to create thousands of new jobs in NSW alone and there’s evidence they are already being created.

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News 4 November 2015

Uber – the facts

Last week car booking service Uber said it had chalked up 1 million rides in Australia. Not everyone’s an Uber fan, but there is no question it has the potential to create much needed job opportunities for people with disability.

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Opinion 1 September 2015

How to speak to your employer about mental illness

Long ago — maybe I was 19 — I walked out of a job on the second day and just never went back. It was a temp job, entering data into a machine and then checking the data and then entering more data. I was being paid $18 an hour, which was pretty good at the time.

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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 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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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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In The Media 25 May 2015

Rockhampton employment, training agencies gear up for NDIS

Rockhampton employment and training agencies attended a local workshop today to learn more about jobs and business opportunities that will flow to Central Queensland from the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

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News 11 February 2015

RecruitAbility? Just give us a job!

The Australian Public Service has launched a new scheme, RecruitAbility in an effort to raise the woefully low number of people with a disability they employ.

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Research and Reports 5 February 2015

‘We want to work’ says ‘Living on the Disability Support Pension’ report

A new report has been released which illustrates just how hard it can be for people with disability to break into the workforce and get meaningful jobs. It shows that many people with disability are forced to do voluntary or unpaid work instead.

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