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The NDIS Has Teething Problems That Must Be Addressed

May 25, 2017, 12:15 p.m.

Given the NDIS has support across the political spectrum there is a reluctance to heavily criticise it despite a parliamentary inquiry which is revealing that the system is beset by major problems, writes WA Greens Senator Rachel Siewert.

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The price of ‘disability denial’

May 25, 2017, 11:39 a.m.

I had spent my life avoiding blind people, and in these pages I met scores of them living life with dignity. Now I was open to anyone who would actively challenge my self-imposed limitations by encouraging me to embark on exciting adventures.

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NDIS not focused on inequities

May 25, 2017, 11:39 a.m.

The National Disability Insurance Scheme is not living up to expectations and may even be exacerbating the inequities it was designed to solve, according to a new report.

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What to know about living with a disability

May 25, 2017, 10:13 a.m.

As a young woman living with Cerebral Palsy, a neurological condition affecting movement and muscle tone, it’s hard not to notice that disabled people — the world’s largest minority — could benefit from some more representation.

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Opinion: NDIS: A Plane With No Pilot

May 18, 2017, 11:26 a.m.

The NDIS desperately needs leadership that can show integrity and admit to its problems but instead what we've got is a plane with no pilot, write disability consultants Vanessa Toy and Roland Naufal.

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Home educated students miss out on disability support services

May 18, 2017, 11:21 a.m.

Every child in NSW has a legal right to access and participate in education, regardless of disability or special needs. But Carly Landa said there were "definitely negative consequences" to sending her son to school.

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