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Opinion 27 July 2016

WA need our perspective, not theirs

Around the country, disabled Australians and their families were celebrating. Australia is #ndisready, social media proudly proclaimed. A sea of purple signs, bearing the words ‘I <3 ndis’, rolled across our computer monitors and television screens.

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News 22 July 2016

Helping people achieve and winning big along the way

Helping People Achieve is a Darwin based non-government disability service provider. They have been breaking barriers since 1963, and have just become the first charity to win the Telstra Northern Territory Business of the Year Award.

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Opinion 19 July 2016

People get ready… as the NDIS becomes a reality

Up until now, for many of us living with disabilities or caring for someone with a disability, the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) has been something that we have only advocated for and dreamt about. But on 1 July, the NDIS moved from trial phase to full rollout and for thousands of Australians, the advocacy will finally pay off and it will be time to turn those dreams into reality. Here is some advice on what you need to do to get NDIS ready.

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News 19 July 2016

Preparing for the NDIS

Planning for the NDIS can be daunting. It’s not easy to sit down and think about what you want out of life. Here’s a handy tool that may help.

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News 8 July 2016

We are one, but we are many

It’s been a week since Australia celebrated the roll out of the NDIS beyond the trial sites. The day was celebrated right across the country, in many different ways.

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News 5 July 2016

Election 2016 – what’s next for the NDIS?

There’s no clear winner yet in the Federal Election, but plenty of new faces in Parliament.

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News 1 July 2016

1 July – what they said

Today marked the start of the NDIS moving beyond the trial sites. We take a look at how Australia celebrated.

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News 1 July 2016

We made it real!

Today the NDIS moves from a handful of trial sites to the beginning of full roll out to people with disability across Australia. 

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News 29 June 2016

My first plan explained

There’s been a lot of talk in recent weeks about “My First Plan” for people who are becoming NDIS participants when the full roll out starts on 1 July. Many people have questions and concerns so we’ve spoken to the NDIA to get the facts on exactly what it means.

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News 28 June 2016

Catching up with Leigh

Leigh Creighton shared his story with Every Australian Counts just as he embarked on his NDIS journey three years ago. With the full NDIS roll out starting this Friday in many part of Australia we caught up with Leigh to see how it’s working out.

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News 24 June 2016

Friday Flashback: the day we said, bring it on!

Wow, just one more Friday to go until the roll out of the NDIS begins in many areas of Australia. Today we’re rewinding back to a year ago to our Kick-off event in Penrith, Western Sydney.

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News 23 June 2016

We did it! 150/150

Every Australian Counts supporters have asked every candidate in every one of the 150 federal electorates to pledge to make the NDIS the best it can be ahead of next week’s election.

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News 17 June 2016

Friday Flashback: The rallies that made the NDIS real

In our Friday Flashback series we turn the clock back to April 2012 when more than 20,000 people attended rallies across the country asking our politicians to make the NDIS real. Huge events, exciting times!

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Opinion 16 June 2016

Let’s give the NDIS a chance; A mother’s perspective

I would like to share our NDIS journey and how it has changed our lives for the better. I hope it will give people some perspective and give people hope that the scheme is destined for greatness.

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Opinion 10 June 2016

The importance of home

As the full roll out of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) commences across Australia, many people with disability, and their families and support networks, are still unsure of exactly what it will mean for them when it finally comes to their area – especially when it comes to people’s options of where and how they live.

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News 10 June 2016

Friday Flashback – “drastic times require drastic measures!”

Our Friday Flashback series celebrates Every Australian Counts champions who fought so hard to make the NDIS dream a reality. With just three Fridays to go until the NDIS arrives in many areas of Australia, we revisit the story of James and his struggles to get the support he needed to study at university so he could set up his own travel agency for people with disability.

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News 7 June 2016

Election 2016: Help make the NDIS the best it can be

Will your candidates pledge to make the NDIS the best it can be this election? Ask them using the simple tool on our website.

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News 3 June 2016

Friday Flashback – Claire’s story

It’s only four weeks until the start of the full NDIS roll out! We’re continuing our flashbacks by re-meeting Claire Anderson. Local councilor, author, life coach and mother, Claire was one of our early Every Australian Counts supporters campaigning to make the NDIS a reality for so many Australians.

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News 30 May 2016

The finer details on the NT roll out

The NDIS will double funding for disability support in the Northern Territory and provide support for more than 6,500 Territorians with disability once it is fully rolled out by July 2019.

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News 27 May 2016

Friday Flashback – re-meet Peter

The roll out of the NDIS is just weeks away so we thought it was a good time to celebrate the thousands of Every Australian Counts supporters who campaigned tirelessly for a scheme to give people with disability control of their own lives.

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