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I scared myself yesterday. It was the first day of school after holidays and I struggled. Well, “struggled”  is an understatement. My back was so painful that I doubted my ability to get Missy dressed and ready for school. 351 more words


$6 Medicare Co-payment: Abolishing The NDIS Should Follow

APPARENT CONFIRMATION that the Abbott government will impose a co-payment on bulk-billed GP consultations, with some limits and exceptions, in the imminent federal budget is sensible policy that may address the issue of ambit and unnecessary over-use of doctors’ services. 1,749 more words

AMA gives cautious support to disability support crackdown

Date:                       20 April 2014

Author:                   David Wroe

Source:                   Sydney Morning Herald

Synopsis:               An Abbott government proposal to have disability support pensioners independently reviewed has won the cautious backing of the Australian Medical Association, which says it can be hard for doctors to reject patients’ claims they cannot work. 74 more words


Avoid DSP changes that are likely to further exacerbate mental illness

Date:                    20 April 2014

Source:                ACOSS

Synopsis:            The Australian Council of Social Service and disability advocacy members today urged the Federal Government to ensure that changes being considered to the Disability Support Pension do not further exacerbate the health conditions, poverty and disadvantage experienced by people who rely on the important payment. 59 more words


Liberal MP warns disability scheme could be run more efficiently

Date:                  15/04/2014

Author:             Margaret Paul

Source:              ABC News

Synopsis:            The Liberal MP who is chairing an inquiry into the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) has guaranteed there will be no cuts or delays to the scheme in next month’s federal budget. 68 more words


Labor urges 'no delays' to NDIS

Date:               14/04/2014

Source:          AAP

Synopsis:      Labor is pushing the coalition to ensure there are no budget cuts or delays to the national disability insurance scheme. Labor is ramping up the pressure on the coalition government to save the national disability insurance scheme from the budget axe. 31 more words


Teething problems do not justify cutbacks to NDIS, says peak body

Date:            April 7, 2014

Author:        Judith Ireland

Source:        The Sydney Morning Herald

Synopsis:    The head of Australia’s peak body for non-government disability services says it is “too early” to call for  delays to the National Disability Insurance Scheme.  59 more words