In The Media 10 August 2017

NDIS Fails to Provide ‘Decent’ Disability Jobs – Union Report

A new report commissioned by the unions representing Australia’s community sector workers has raised concerns about the ability of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) to provide “decent jobs for disability support workers”.

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News 15 February 2016

NDIS: Makes Economic Sense

The NDIS will create thousands of jobs and add up to $7.3billion to NSW’s economy alone according to new report released today – results of the biggest ABS survey of people with disability and their carers ever undertaken.

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Opinion 23 November 2015

Making it work

Participation rates of people with disability in the workforce in Australia are well below those of other comparable countries. And of those people with disability who are participating in the Australian workforce, a higher percentage is unemployed than people without disability who participate in the workforce.

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News 29 October 2015

Is Nathan the next Young Australian of the Year?

Twenty-four year old motivational speaker Nathan Basha has been named a state finalist in NSW for the 2016 Young Australian of the Year awards. He travels the country talking to people about his passion – employment for people with disability, especially intellectual disability.

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News 28 October 2015

Preparing the disability workforce for the NDIS

The count down is on to the full roll out of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). The choice and control the scheme allows for people with disability is a total game changer. It is also a huge change for workers in the disability sector.

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Opinion 21 July 2015

I love my job – support workers embrace opportunities under the NDIS

As the roll-out of the NDIS comes to a town near you, or continues to bed-in across trial sites, the changes and challenges facing workers in the disability sector are becoming increasingly apparent.

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News 23 February 2015

She’ll be right says COAG but housing crisis remains

If the communiqué released this week from meeting of the COAG Disability Reform Council is anything to go by, Australia is all systems go for the NDIS.  But the supply of affordable and liveable housing remains a key question.

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