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News 8 December 2014

Vale Stella Young

Every Australian Counts mourns the loss of Stella Young, a passionate feminist, comic, writer and disability rights campaigner who died on the weekend at the young age of 32.

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News 3 December 2014

NDIS – Where are we at? September 2014

More than 8,800 people with disability are now living their lives with an approved NDIS plan out of almost 11,000 people eligible for the scheme.

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Opinion 3 December 2014

Changing Attitudes Changes Lives

I roared out of the garage of Sydney University, and the College of Law, a shiny new lawyer. My social justice engine, fuelled by its knowledge of unfair dismissals and unconscionable contracts, was ready to drive people from the back roads of disadvantage onto the freeway of life.

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Opinion 3 December 2014

Work and the invisible disabling disease

Most of us have an idea in our heads of what ‘disabled’ looks like. It’s a very clear picture, and it usually involves wheel chairs or other visible devices.

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Opinion 3 December 2014

The starers, the nosy, the plain rude

If you’ve ever been to a grocery story with a toddler, it’s likely it’s happened to you.

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News 2 December 2014

Minister Fifield reaffirms commitment to rolling out the NDIS in full.

Yesterday, Minister Fifield spoke about the NDIA’s Quarterly Report in Parliament. Importantly he reaffirmed the Government’s commitment to rolling out the NDIS in full.

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News 1 December 2014

Lynn Foreman – a view from the beginning

She was there when it was just a dream, she was there when there was a tough campaign to be won, and now she’s here as a deserving beneficiary as it all kicks off. Meet Lynn Foreman, spritely 50-something, mother, grandmother, great grandmother (yep!) and NDIS user at the trial site in the Barwon (Geelong) area.

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News 23 November 2014

Meet the monster truck of wheelchairs

Computer science lecturer David Stratton sits there beaming with a grin so wide you’d swear his face will just about crack in half. He’s on a large flat granite slab atop a peak called Mt Bishop in Victoria’s exquisite Wilsons Promontory National Park.

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News 20 November 2014

The one thing all Australians with disability REALLY need

We all need love and care and support and dignity and a hundred other things, right? Including the right to vote.

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News 17 November 2014

Opening address to the National Carer Conference 2014 – Assistant Minister for Social Services, Mitch Fifield

The Assistant Minister for Social Services, Mitch Fifield, delivered the opening address to this years National Carer Conference on Nov 16, 2014.

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Opinion 17 November 2014

Carers Role Becomes Clearer

Nearly 18 months on from the launch of the NDIS trial sites many of the initial concerns of carers and those associations which represent them are being addressed.

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News 10 November 2014

10 reasons we need the NDIS

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a ground-breaking change to the way disability services are funded and delivered. Here are ten ways the NDIS will benefit all Australians.

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News 9 November 2014

Inclusive Playgrounds: Everyone’s a player

Play is not just for fun. It’s also for learning, problem solving, motor skills and socialising. But it’s also fun just to play!

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News 9 July 2014

Community rejects delay to NDIS

The media is reporting that National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Chairman Bruce Bonyhady will use today’s Press Club speech to justify a delay to the NDIS roll out.

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News 14 May 2014

NDIS safe in Commonwealth Budget

In his first budget Prime Minister Tony Abbott has committed to deliver the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) in full.

With this budget, Prime Minister Tony Abbott has become the custodian of the NDIS. He has given the NDIS the stamp of approval and committed to every Australian to roll it out in full.

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News 1 May 2014

Every Australian Counts resists attack on NDIS

Every Australian Counts supporters reacted angrily today to media reports that the federal government may take a recommendation to COAG that will delay and apply funding caps to participants in the National Disability Insurance Scheme.

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News 26 April 2014

Disability scheme supports everyone

“EVERY Australian counts” is the catchcry that has united the disability sector, galvanised the nation to support an increase in the Medicare levy and won multi-partisan political support for the National Disability Insurance Scheme.

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News 29 March 2014

Groundhog day – NDIS costs old news

A report today in The Australian rehashes previously released figures on the ‘cost blowout’ in the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

Every Australian Counts Campaign Director, John Della Bosca, said: “Today’s report is old news; I remember addressing the media on these exact figures in November last year.

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News 20 March 2014

NDIA review no excuse to deny people with disability a better future

A review released today raises doubts about the timeline currently in place to roll out the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

John Della Bosca, Every Australian Counts Campaign Director said: “I hope this report is not used by some commentators to argue delaying the NDIS. The scheme is already taking over seven years to rollout.

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News 18 December 2013

NDIS is investment in Australians

The Every Australian Counts campaign for the NDIS welcomes the statement from Minister Fifield this afternoon that: “The Coalition is committed to delivering the National Disability Insurance Scheme in full.”

John Della Bosca, Every Australian Counts Campaign Director, said: “We can all assume that every Australian expects the NDIS to run efficiently and at the lowest cost to taxpayers. Every Australian also expects our parliament to deliver the NDIS in full as promised.

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