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National insurance to fund care for disabled

Aug. 8, 2011, 4:02 p.m.

The Herald understands the government will this week give the go-ahead for a national disability insurance scheme which, when fully established, would provide lifelong care and support for the disabled.

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Pension overhaul: thousands to lose out

Aug. 8, 2011, 11:09 a.m.

NWRN say two-thirds of people who apply for a disability support pension from January will be rejected. Tens of thousands of people who missed out on the pension were likely to "pose an enormous challenge for employment services".

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Helping the blind find work

Aug. 5, 2011, 10:30 a.m.

The WBU Employment Initiative was developed because the employment situation for blind people has not improved much over the past three decades despite more access to education, technology and a more inclusive society.

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Two Nations: The case for a National Disability Insurance Scheme

Aug. 4, 2011, 3:23 p.m.

An excellent article on why Australia needs NDIS. NDIS will scrap the old welfare model and install a new one of lifetime social insurance.It will be formed by a single national body funded by the Commonwealth from general revenue.

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Arts Access Australia: EOI for major research project

Aug. 4, 2011, 12:23 p.m.

Arts Access Australia are looking for expressions of interest to commission a major research project and publication in the area of arts sector employment for people with disability in Australia. Deadline 15 August 11.

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The big idea even Tony can't say no to

Aug. 3, 2011, 4:35 p.m.

We want to recommit to fairness and opportunity as part of our national self- belief. An NDIS would ensure people living with disability will have barriers to participate in the workplace removed and gain opportunities for social participation.

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Disability support up, benefits cut

Aug. 2, 2011, 10:18 a.m.

A national disability insurance scheme will provide high quality long-term support to anyone who acquired a significant disability, regardless of whether it related to work and the state or territory it took place in.

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