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Disability Politics

Former NDIS minister says two changes can ‘save’ scheme

The Albanese Government must wrestle back control of the levers that can contain the surging costs of the National Disability Insurance Scheme in order to “save” it, a former Liberal NDIS minister has said. Source: The Canberra Times.


Disability laws set for first major shake-up in nearly 40 years

Australians will get the chance to have their say as federal disability services laws undergo their first major shake-up since 1986. Source: SBS News.


Helena’s family and friends reach for the stars

Helena’s House co-founder Fiona McIlwain said she felt blessed to see her daughter Helena’s dream of building a house for people with disabilities get one step closer thanks to community support for an upcoming fundraising walk. Source: The Catholic Leader.


Shorten brings forward review of NDIS

A review of the National Disability Insurance Scheme has been brought forward in a bid to restore trust with participants and rein in waste, with the scheme expected to cost $8.8 billion more than previously forecast. Source: Sydney Morning Herald.

Disability Health

New health guide aims to fill gaps for caregivers

Helping caregivers to better understand and meet the health care needs of people living with a cognitive impairment or intellectual disability is the aim of a new health literacy guide published by The University of Notre Dame Australia.


Help the four million Australians not in NDIS: Alcott

Australian of the Year Dylan Alcott is calling on governments to give the four million Australians with disabilities not eligible for the National Disability Insurance Scheme better support. Source: The Australian.