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Designing a National Disability Insurance Scheme

Dec. 5, 2011, 4:45 p.m.

The Gillard Government today announced a new agency will be established to lead the Commonwealth’s work to design the launch of a National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). Media release


Disabled life quality 'worst in developed world'

Dec. 2, 2011, 10:03 a.m.

AUSTRALIANS living with a disability have the worst quality of life in the developed world and their employment opportunities have hit rock bottom, according to a report issued today by PricewaterhouseCoopers.


What needs to change if the NDIS is to make a meaningful difference?

Nov. 30, 2011, 11:01 a.m.

PwC Australia released a report today on the Productivity Commission's analysis of the current disability support system as “underfunded, unfair, fragmented and inefficient”. The imperative for changing disability experience in Australia is clear.


Greens call for delay in DES tenders

Nov. 28, 2011, 2:53 p.m.

The Australian Greens have called for a delay in the tender process for Disability Employment Services following the release of a Senate Committee report making a number of recommendations for change to the process.


Research reveals the daily struggle with psychotic illness

Nov. 23, 2011, 12:48 p.m.

A comprehensive study of thousands of people with psychotic illness provides compelling evidence of the need to provide more support and better-coordinated community mental health services in Australia.


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