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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.


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.


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.


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.


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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