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New appeal helps people with disability to ‘Work It!’ 

Melbourne-based Catholic aged and disability organisation VMCH will support young people with disabilities to enter the workforce and begin their journey to independence. Source: Melbourne Catholic.

Disability Politics

Disability community rejects key NDIS review proposals

Key recommendations in the National Disability Insurance Scheme review have been met with concern by the disability community, with a new survey finding nearly 70 per cent of respondents disagree with the proposal to make provider registration mandatory. Source: The Australian.

Disability Victoria

Young regional Victorians launch into independence

An innovative home in regional Victoria is giving young locals with disability a springboard to launch their independence. Source: VMCH.


Centacare educator determined to give people with a disability a choice

Lesley Cutts is on a mission to ensure Centacare Catholic Family Services clients living in supported independent living or participating in short-term respite programs live life to the full. Source: The Southern Cross.

Disability Education

Broken Bay to open new school for children with disabilities

Broken Bay Bishop Anthony Randazzo has announced an initiative that will create new options for families seeking an education for their children with disabilities. Source: Catholic Schools Broken Bay. 


Disability ministers delay response to bombshell royal commission

Australia’s disability ministers will not provide their response to the landmark royal commission report until at least next month – seven months after the commissioners handed down their findings. Source: The Australian.

Disability Politics

NDIS savings plan kept secret as parents fear children will lose funding

Coalition and Greens senators have combined to accuse Labor of secrecy over its plans to reduce the cost of the $42 billion National Disability Insurance Scheme, saying parents fear their children will be kicked off the scheme. Source: The Age.

Disability Politics

New strategy aims to deliver more disability programs outside scheme

Critical work to take financial pressure off the $42 billion National Disability Insurance Scheme will begin with a new federally funded strategy to develop and deliver more disability programs outside the scheme. Source: The Australian.


Actuary estimates extra $25 billion needed to make scheme sustainable

Governments will need to invest an additional $25 billion over the next five years if they are to achieve plans to rein in the National Disability Insurance Scheme’s growth by raising disability services outside the scheme, an actuary has estimated. Source: The Guardian.