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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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