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Clear-eyed realism...

Regarding the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) the Assistant Minister for Social Services, Senator Mitch Fifield said:

“None of us are served – Governments, providers, participants, potential participants, carers – none of us are served by anything other than a clear-eyed realism in relation to the Scheme.” 29 more words


What is the Interactive Disability Community?

The Interactive Disability Community is all about empowering people with disability, their families and carers with the provision and exchange of information, advocacy and advice about disability services. 280 more words


NDIS: Is the vision being realised?

Disability reform remains a very high profile topic nationally, with the Australian government having negotiated, designed and prepared a National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), which started to roll out in July 2013 at launch sites in ACT, SA Tasmania, Hunter region (NSW) and Barwon region (VIC). 725 more words

Health & Healthcare

The future of welfare in review

By Nicole Rees, Senior Manager Policy, The Brotherhood of St Laurence (Future of Welfare 2014 Conference Chair of Day One)

This conference was very timely. 681 more words

Social Policy

Thursday - Lunch

It’s lunchtime Thursday and where else would I be… Melting Moments Cafe in Stephen Street Belmont (Victoria).

I do spend a lot of time here, but if there’s a lunch spot that you really like and has a fantastic atmosphere then why not go there often. 117 more words

Blog Posts

Why it's you that makes disability hard

This week I’ve been collecting screenshots. Small fragments of hate, to add to something I haven’t quite figured out yet. A mosaic of micro-moments that remind me that I am not like you. 557 more words


Bridging the disability access gap

In the lead up to the 6th Annual National Disability Summit 2015, we had the chance to speak to Dr Scott Hillier, Manager, Major Projects & Western Australia Manager of Media Access Australia on the biggest challenge in supporting individuals with a disability within a workplace. 650 more words

Community Healthcare