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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Opinion 3 July 2020

New SDA rules are a win for participants and for the NDIS

There have been some great changes recently to the rules about Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA). We know it can be hard to stay on top of everything that is happening so we have asked our good friend and resident SDA expert Dr George Taleporos to explain it all for us.

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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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Opinion 4 May 2018

Disability advocates alarmed as the NDIA breaks its silence on disability housing

You may have missed it last week with all the fuss about the government’s decision to walk away from the increase to the Medicare Levy to fund the NDIS, but the National Disability Insurance Agency finally broke its silence on the future direction of disability housing in the NDIS.

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News 24 May 2016

Time for urgent action on housing

With 127,000 people expected to need housing under the NDIS, a new report has highlighted the need for urgent action on addressing the chronic shortage of affordable and accessible housing for people with disability.

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News 29 January 2016

Housing framework: have your say

The agency responsible for the delivery of the NDIS, the NDIA, is conducting a series of public consultations on pricing and payments for Specialist Disability Accommodation. You can attend a session, beginning next week.

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News 20 January 2016

2016: A big year for the NDIS

If 2015 was a big year for the NDIS and Every Australian Counts, 2016 is promising to be even bigger.

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News 17 November 2015

Ask Andrew! Your Top 5 questions answered

Every Australian Counts team member Andrew Gibson has hit the road over the last 11 months speaking with local communities about the NDIS. This is the first in our new series ‘Ask Andrew’, in which he answers the questions most asked on his travels talking with people who will benefit from the NDIS.

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News 18 August 2015

At home with Michael, Josh and Fraser

In Newcastle three families have pooled their resources and set up a house for their adult sons, which is supported by workers paid for by the National Disability Insurance Scheme.

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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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In The Media 25 May 2015

Former NSW premier Nick Greiner says public housing is ‘crap’ and slams bureaucracy

Public housing in NSW is “crap” and the housing bureaucracy is “conservative in the worst sense of the word”, former Liberal Premier Nick Greiner says, claiming number-fiddling cannot disguise a dearth of new public housing.

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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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Opinion 11 May 2015

The dignity of Hayden’s risk

Hayden McLean can’t live with his family, and nor should he be expected to at 36 years of age. He needs his space for his various projects such as French knitting and drawing. He likes to be free and explore the world around him. Some have called this ‘absconding’. His mother calls it “accessing the community”.

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Research and Reports 30 April 2015

Anglicare rental snapshot highlights massive housing shortage

A new report released today by Anglicare highlights the lack of affordable housing for low-income earners and people receiving income support such as on the Disability Support Pension.

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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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In The Media 24 April 2015

New housing trials under NDIS

A trial of new housing options for people with a disability has been given the go-ahead amid calls for the government to tackle an accommodation “crisis”.

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In The Media 24 April 2015

New housing trials under NDIS

STATE and territory disability ministers on Friday ordered officials to work with the agency in charge of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) on a pilot to develop

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In The Media 24 April 2015

The disability housing crisis that could leave 120,000 people without a home

MORE than 120,000 people with a disability are facing homelessness in the next five years even though there is $700 million a year available to build them homes.

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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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