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Disability groups hail $3bn insurance plan

April 4, 2012, 12:36 p.m.

Disability groups are "relieved and excited" the government plans to fund the National Disability Insurance Scheme in the budget, a process they say could cost more than $3 billion over the next four years.


Hidden in Plain Sight - Feature article on the NDIS

April 3, 2012, 4:44 p.m.

Australia has a dismal record in helping its disabled, including three-quarters of a million people with a severe or profound disability. But a community campaign that draws from the “Yes We Can” handbook could be about to reform the system.


Disabled miss out on new jobs growth

April 3, 2012, 3:06 p.m.

The proportion of people with disability in the workforce over the past 20 years has remained constant despite the booming economy.


US study questions value of sheltered workshops

March 27, 2012, 3:37 p.m.

Sheltered workshops are significantly more costly, yet no more effective than supported, competitive employment at ensuring job prospects for individuals with disabilities, new research suggests.

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The farmer redefining disability

March 27, 2012, 3:30 p.m.

In 2008, Mr Cook was riding in a mustering helicopter on his family's remote Northern Territory property, Suplejack Station, when the chopper lost power and fell from about 60 metres.


EDGE Employment wins WA Disability Support Worker Award

March 27, 2012, 3:23 p.m.

NDS WA in partnership with the Disability Services Commission established the Disability Support Worker Awards. These awards recognise the valuable role of support workers in promoting the quality of life & inclusion of people with disability in WA.


Rally to Make the NDIS Real in 2012

March 27, 2012, 11:59 a.m.

On Monday, April 30 Every Australian Counts is hosting the biggest rally of people with disability this country has ever seen so that the National Disability Insurance Scheme becomes a reality.


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