A decade on from the establishment of the NDIS, we spoke to participants. Their feelings about it ranged from frustration to joyous gratitude.
Refugees from non-English speaking backgrounds with disabilities face the twin obstacles of English language courses that don’t work for them and disability services that don’t speak their language.
People with disability in prison may need help with personal hygiene, reading, filling in forms, understanding rules, participating in criminal justice proceedings, or making complaints.
People with intellectual disabilities face additional barriers to access and participation in community, which means their voices are often missing from LGBTQ+ events.
For many Australians, there is no clear distinction between the two labels: chronic conditions can result in disability and disability can increase vulnerability to a range of chronic conditions.
The short-term NDIS priorities for the new government are to rebuild trust and restore it to its original intention.
The WHO has released a major report on assistive technology. It says almost 1 billion children and adults can’t get the glasses, wheelchairs, technology, devices or other supports they need.
Younger people with dementia are more likely to experience quicker disease decline. But annual NDIS reviews don’t capture their changing needs.
We interviewed people living with disability before and after they moved into purpose-built housing that fosters independence. The change for them was profound and cost-saving.
Some NDIS participants have been unable to find support workers to help them with their daily living. The government needs to do more to attract disability workers.
Scott Morrison and Anthony Albanese tonight int he first leaders debate on Sky. With Albanese claiming a modest 40% victory over Morrison’s 35% rating. While some 25% still undecided.
Navigating the NDIS can be a bureaucratic nightmare for participants. Labor has pledged to review the system if elected.
Reports of cuts to NDIS packages have been confirmed with an average drop of 4% across participants.
While public health measures in schools and hospitals aim to reduce COVID transmission, people with disability who have support workers in their homes have largely been forgotten.
While men and women experience disability at similar rates, men are more likely to be diagnosed with disabilities that are more straightforward to gain access to the NDIS for.
To get more people with disabilities and other disadvantages into jobs, we need a system built on collaboration, not competition.
If we want the latest health care, disability care and aged care, we’ll have to be prepared to pay for it.
The proposed NDIS independent assessments have been controversial. And data from a pilot doesn’t really tell us whether they’d deliver positive outcomes for Australians with disability.
As a Koori bloke who lives with disability, I believe the proposed framework is disrespectful and discriminatory towards Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
Independent assessments were meant to make access to the NDIS fairer. But disability groups disagree and want them stopped.