News 1 March 2018

Interview: Shadow Minister for Families and Social Services Jenny Macklin

Every Australian Counts Campaign Director Kirsten Deane took your questions about the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and disability to Shadow Minister for Families and Social Services Jenny Macklin.

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News 13 December 2017

Welcome WA!

Fantastic news today from Western Australia – the National Disability Insurance Scheme is finally a truly national scheme.

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News 28 November 2017

Announcing the Every Australian Counts Champions!

The Every Australian Counts Champions will represent our vibrant and diverse community when meeting members of parliament, community leaders, and the media. On behalf of all of us,

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Opinion 22 November 2017

Don’t screen out our humanity

The idea of screening genetic conditions has become part and parcel of having children for many Australian couples. The recent push by the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute for

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News 20 November 2017

Interview: Senator Jordon Steele John

Every Australian Counts campaign director Kirsten Deane had a chat to new senator and disability advocate Jordon Steele-John.

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News 16 November 2017

Beating a Path to … Melbourne

You may remember last month the National Disability Insurance Agency announced that they were making some changes to the NDIS planning process.

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News 6 November 2017

What you thought of the Productivity Commission’s recommendations

Last week we asked you to share your thoughts about how to make the planning experience better for NDIS participants.

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Opinion 28 October 2017

Choice and Control Under Threat: Victoria must listen to people with disability and stay true to the principles of the NDIS

Choice and control is one of the fundamental principles of the National Disability Insurance Scheme. We must be vigilant to ensure that this important principle is not lost in the rollout.

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News 24 October 2017

So What Did the PC Say About the NDIS?

The Productivity Commission report into the NDIS is very detailed – it’s more than 500 pages long!

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News 19 October 2017

EAC Supporters Say NO Way – NO Delay

The Productivity Commission has released its report into the National Disability Insurance Scheme this morning.

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News 17 October 2017

Making the NDIS More User Friendly

The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) announced this morning they are making some changes to the NDIS to try and make the scheme more user friendly.

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News 21 September 2017

Thanks John!

After seven years, Every Australian Counts Campaign Director John Della Bosca is moving on to new adventures.

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News 28 August 2017

NDIS marks 100K

The government has announced that 100,000 Australians with disability are now in the NDIS.

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News 17 August 2017

Breaking: is a deal close on NDIS funding?

Treasurer Scott Morrison has announced he will today introduce legislation into Parliament to lock-in full funding for the NDIS, saying he’s confident of securing support from the Senate cross bench.

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News 3 August 2017

Ivory smashed it! ??

A letter from nine-year-old Ivory Clark made national headlines when she spoke up for thousands of children with autism in the classroom.

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News 21 July 2017

New face at the helm of NDIA: The reaction

A new Chief Executive Officer has been appointed by the National Disability insurance Agency (NDIA) to guide the NDIS during its critical transition period to full coverage across Australia over the next three years.

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News 12 July 2017

A new chapter for accessible books in Australia

In good news for avid readers with vision impairment, Australia is on the verge of a braille book boom.

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News 30 June 2017

Why every day counts

This weekend marks one year since the full roll out of the NDIS began. While there are good news stories about improved life outcomes, there’s still a long way to go until the NDIS is the one that was promised for all.

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News 22 June 2017

Just. Wow.

Only one week ago a delegation of Every Australia Counts supporters sat with Senator Pauline Hanson to talk about the NDIS and why we need an inclusive Australia for people with disability. This just makes her comments yesterday even more disappointing.

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News 16 June 2017

The PC has listened and spoken

The Productivity Commission this week released early findings in its review into the costs of the NDIS – and while there is good news about support for the scheme, there are plenty of things to fix.

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News 15 June 2017

A huge day at Parliament House

Every Australian Counts supporters hit Parliament House yesterday to urge our politicians to fully fund the NDIS ASAP. What a huge day it was!

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News 14 June 2017

Every day counts!

Here they are, your 365 reasons why full funding for the NDIS counts every day of the year.

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News 6 June 2017

Breaking: NDIA vows to “get it right”

The NDIA today provided an update on what it’s doing to make it easier for people with disability, their families, carers and disability service providers to navigate the NDIS.

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News 31 May 2017

Tell us why you need the NDIS fully funded, every day

There is a heap of argy bargy going on in Canberra right now over how to fully fund the NDIS. It’s time to remind decision makers why it’s so important.

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News 31 May 2017

See you Andrew!

It’s time to say goodbye to one of Every Australian Counts number one campaigners and supporters Andrew Gibson.

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Opinion 29 May 2017

Exciting and challenging times…

Over the past 2 ½ years I have spoken with thousands of people with disability, their families and carers, advocates and support workers sharing information, knowledge and experience about all things NDIS. These discussions have highlighted issues, anxieties, problems and frustrations but also options, possibilities, developments and opportunities for the future. I have loved my role as Community Educator for the Every Australian Counts campaign; it is something I feel very proud and privileged to have been a part of and these are exciting and challenging times.

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News 12 May 2017

#Budget2017: NDIS update

The good news is this week both major parties have argued for fully funding the NDIS. The bad news is they aren’t agreeing on how. Here’s a run down.

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News 10 May 2017

#Budget2017: the reaction

While not everyone agreed that a funding gap existed, there’s been overwhelming support so far for the Government’s plans to fully fund the NDIS through an increase in the Medicare Levy. Here’s a snap shot of the responses.

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News 9 May 2017

A fully funded NDIS: certainty for every Australian

Treasurer Scott Morrison tonight confirmed the government will fully fund the NDIS beyond 2019.

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Opinion 9 May 2017

Is NDIS really as scary as people say it is?

If you have a child with a disability and never have been eligible for financial assistance before, the NDIS is like the answer to your dreams. To be able to write a plan with no limits, no thinking about the cost, no thinking where will I get the money from. I can tell you this was a dream we would have never thought possible.

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