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News 8 October 2016

Carers Count! #Carers2016

Australian’s 2.8 million unpaid carers provide an estimated 1.9 billion hours of care a year. In the lead up to National Carers Week (October 16-22), we asked Carers Australia CEO, Ara Cresswell why carers count.

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News 7 October 2016

The Zero Tolerance approach

“Very informative”, “Easy to understand”, “Allowed people to feel comfortable to speak up” – this is just some of the feedback that participants in the new Zero Tolerance program are providing.

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Opinion 6 October 2016

Disability, Diversity and the NDIS

The National Disability Insurance Scheme is one of the most important social reforms in recent history. The NDIS creates a uniform system of disability services across Australia and increases the social and economic participation of people with disability.

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News 28 September 2016

A tidal wave of change – empowering people

The right to live independently and participate fully in life is a pillar of the UN Convention of the Rights of Persons with Disability. – which marks its 10-year anniversary this year. As Leigh Creighton investigates in this new video with CDAH, supported by the FACS Digital Stories Project, it’s fundamental to the NDIS as well.

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News 23 September 2016

New report: trial phase shows NDIS works

The three-year NDIS trial phase finished with the scheme on time and on budget, a new report from the NDIA reveals.

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News 22 September 2016

Toilet talk

Simple things can sometimes make a huge difference. A national campaign is calling for improvements to accessible toilets in our public places and local communities.

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News 20 September 2016

Staying up to date with the NDIS

The NDIS is beginning to roll out in many areas of Australia so we’ve updated our website to make sure we’re continuing to have the right answers to your most frequently asked questions.

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News 15 September 2016

Choose your own adventure

Have you ever dreamed of sailing on a tall ship? With the NDIS supporting people to realise their goals, organisations are coming on board to make it happen – even if they’re as adventurous as taking part in a sailing voyage.

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Opinion 14 September 2016

NDIS. Personal growth, new opportunities

The NDIS rollout in Victoria has encouraged new enterprises – from sole traders to not-for-profit associations.

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News 8 September 2016

What’s happening in WA?

Seven of Australia’s eight states and territories are rolling out the NDIS, but in Western Australia they’re still talking about trial sites.

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News 6 September 2016

NDIA myplace portal – an update

After so many issues with the new myplace portal over recent months, disability ministers from around the country have met to make sure any issues are ironed out for good.

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News 31 August 2016

NDIS myplace portal explained

On the same day the NDIS began full transition a new payment portal, myplace was released. It’s been getting some pretty bad press since then, here’s why.

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News 30 August 2016

Australia’s first disability research hub

A new research hub is breaking new ground in providing up to date research for both people with disability, their families and carers and service providers.

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News 22 August 2016

Counting down to the Paralympics

With only 15 days to go we are counting down to cheer on Australia’s Paralympic athletes in Rio.

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News 16 August 2016

The NDIS is a saviour – Jacinta’s story

Yes it was a big leap of faith, but over the past two years the NDIS has been nothing short of life changing for 19-year old Jacinta and her family. We spoke to Jacinta’s mum Kylie.

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News 9 August 2016

Calling all NDIS Champions

People with disability aren’t asked often enough to provide information about the NDIS. That’s why AFDO is looking for 30 people with disabilities to become NDIS Champions.

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Opinion 9 August 2016

Calling Out Ableism in the Media: Stop Being So Offensive To Disabled People

This weekend’s Good Weekend featured the story “Parenting an intellectually disabled child: life forever on duty” about Alex Browne a 22-year-old man with an intellectual disability. It showed that not much has changed when it comes to improving media representation of people with disabilities in this country. But listen up journos, it’s not okay to degrade people with disabilities and represent us as burdens, just because you think it makes a good story.

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Opinion 4 August 2016

Access NDIS

Today, the call came. After years of campaigning, seeing it germinate from a crazy new idea to a bi-partisan policy, biting fingernails over government changes, trials and then the roll out and waiting to transition.

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Opinion 29 July 2016

The quiet revolution

We’ve all witnessed it – in the shopping centre, at the movies, on the tram. A child screaming and hitting out, a desperate mother trying to keep it together.

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News 29 July 2016

Difference not a disability: Paul Pritchard’s story

Paul Pritchard is a world famous free climber and an award-winning writer, inspiring adventurers worldwide. But in 1998 his fate took a turn.

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