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Women are under-represented as NDIS participants and over-represented as carers. But the NDIS review ignored them.
Both the royal commission and NDIS review recommendations say big changes are needed so people with disability can live where and with who they want – and be free from abuse, neglect and exploitation.
Bill Shorten joins us on the podcast today to discuss the recent NDIS report and how he sees its path forward in modern Australia.
What fell away when the NDIS was rolled out? And what are the chances of such services being revived?
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In this podcast, Greens Senator and disability advocate Jordon Steele-John, who campaigned for the Royal Commission, joins The Conversation to give us his take on the report.
At a crack-of-dawn news conference at Canberra airport, King suggested the 2020 incident was a factor, although “there was no one factor that influenced my decision in relation to the national interest”.
Research shows nearly 20% of the poorer mental health reported by young adults with disability could be alleviated by helping those who want to work into jobs.
In this podcast, Bill Shorten joins The Conversation to discuss the aftermath of the royal commission report, and progress reforming the NDIS to make it more sustainable.
Bill Shorten said on Friday he had “conflicting emotions” when he read Holmes’ recommendation on this, and Anthony Albanese said he did, too.
In a swingeing indictment of the scheme, the commission says: “Robodebt was a crude and cruel mechanism, neither fair nor legal, and it made many people feel like criminals.”
Crean, who served in parliament from 1990 to 2013, was a minister in the Hawke, Keating, Rudd and Gillard governments.
Plans to use buying power to save money on assistive technology for NDIS participants should be approached with caution. Otherwise, savings may come at the cost of a person-first approach.
How can the concept of ‘evidence-based practice’ be applied to individualised disability support?
Managing expectations before a budget is always tricky. Two committees are making this especially so for Treasurer Jim Chalmers ahead of his second budget.
If people with disability can’t access the NDIS, they’re often left without any services or supports. This needs to change.
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In this podcast, Michelle and politics + society editor Amanda Dunn discuss next week's budget, which is set to slash Coalition programs and promises and implement the Albanese government's priorities
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Registered providers have been warned they'll be reined in on "price gouging" as part of the bid to curb costs.
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As of Sunday morning, the Minister for Government Services Bill Shorten and Cyber Security Minister Clare O'Neil were yet to receive information from Optus that was requested on September 27.
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The original vision for the NDIS was that it would give people with disabilities a say in how services are delivered. The appointment of an NDIA chair who is disabled is a positive move.
Some NDIS participants worry if they don’t spend their annual funds, they won’t be offered the same supports in their next plan – and it’s harder for some to use what they’ve been allocated.