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Disability standoff looming between WA and Canberra

Aug. 8, 2011, 4:16 p.m.

Western Australia could soon find itself in another standoff with the Gillard government after indicating it would not hand over responsibility for disability services to Canberra as part of any new national scheme.

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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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