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Leading disability advocate calls out all levels of Government for blindspot on disability sector and Paralympic funding

07 March 2023
A leading Australian disability advocate has called out successive political leaders for their selective blindness when it comes to the disability ...

Four charged over $2m NDIS fraud

02 June 2022
Four people face charges for allegedly defrauding the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) of more than $2 million following their arrests i...

What happens to the “forgotten” people of the disability sector?

12 May 2022
Have you ever stopped to think about what happens to people living with disabilities who don’t pass the National Disability Insurance Agency’s (NDI...

People with disability paid as low as $2.37 per hour: Royal Commission told

14 April 2022
Employees working in Australian Disability Enterprises (ADEs) have appeared at a three-day hearing to detail their experiences as a Disability Roya...

Disability advocates urge Disability Royal Commission into Omicron crisis

01 February 2022
The board of Australia’s peak disability rights and advocacy organisation is calling on the Disability Royal Commission (DRC) to launch an emergenc...

Queensland woman charged in relation to $480,000 NDIS fraud

08 December 2021
A woman believed to be the director of two disability services providers has been charged after raids on the Sunshine Coast following an investigat...

Submissions flood in as Royal Commission releases new paper

07 December 2021
More than 3200 submissions and almost 11,500 telephone inquiries have been received by the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Explo...

SA carer fronts court over assaulting teen with cerebral palsy

23 November 2021
Weeks after the release of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Quality and Safeguards Commission report showed more than a million case...

Government introduces new Bill to further protect NDIS participants from neglect, abuse and exploitation

22 October 2021
Last year’s horrific death of an NDIS participant has sparked a new Federal Government Bill to protect the lives of all participants and ensure no ...

Joint Committee on NDIS Independent Assessors hands down long-awaited findings

21 October 2021
The Parliamentary Joint Committee on the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) has tabled its final report for the inquiry into independent a...

Navigating the NDIS service agreement steps

18 October 2021
New to the NDIS? About to enter your first service agreement but not sure what that means? Then let us guide you through the process.

NDIS appeals heard by the AAT jumped by 700% over five years

01 October 2021
The number of National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) appeals by participants heard by the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) has skyrockete...

Disability Safety Legislation Bill to prevent another NDIS life being lost

02 September 2021
The horrific death of NDIS participant Ann Marie Smith in Adelaide last year, which shocked the disability sector and the nation, has lead to a dis...

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