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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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