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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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Intework Inc WA Partnered with IDPwD award winner

Nov. 23, 2011, 10:32 a.m.

The IDPwD National Disability Awards were announced last night. The Local Government Award went to the City of Mandurah, WA, who is partnered with Intework WA.

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Breaking Down The Barriers - Labor Blog

Nov. 22, 2011, 2:50 p.m.

To mark Social Inclusion Week, I will be talking about some of the key Government reforms we have put in place during the last four years – which have gone some of the way to breaking down barriers.

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FWA submission brings equal pay one step closer

Nov. 22, 2011, 12:33 p.m.

Community sector workers are one step closer to an historic pay rise after the Gillard Government and Australian Services Union lodged a joint submission on their equal pay claim with Fair Work Australia today.

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