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Disability advocates warn against Government cuts

A leading disability advocacy group is warning the Federal Government’s cuts to a range of social services grants could affect the rollout of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

The Disability Advocacy Network Australia (DANA) is a national body representing advocacy groups, but its funding of $165,000 per year ends in February.

“We can see the Government is trying to make savings, but what we see from our perspective is that it’s false economy to cut back on the voices that get through to the Government,” DANA chief executive Mary Mallett told AM.

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NDIS on trial: Citizen jurors hear from scheme participants

Craig Wallace
Craig Wallace

Citizen jurors will determine whether the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is working, hearing evidence from people with disabilities participating in NDIS launch sites across Australia. The 12 jurors, half are people with a disability and none are part of the NDIS, have been randomly selected.

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Also read what People With Disability Australia President Craig Wallace wrote recently about the NDIS and how it is being examined.

Report finds current system fails people with disabilities

The 2015 Report on Government Services released at the end of January shows just how few eligible people have been able to access the support they need through the current disability support system.

Read more about the report.


Acts of kindness are not enough

A thoughtful article was published in the Canberra Times on the last day of 2014 asserting that acts of kindness are alone not enough when it comes to addressing disability on a national level. Acts of leadership are what is needed.

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