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Nothing funny about hearing loss - as my child knows
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Parenting

Nothing funny about hearing loss - as my child knows

Hearing loss isn’t a comedic act, nor does it only affect older people. It’s time to represent it for what it is.

  • by Megan Blandford

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NDIS chief ‘deeply regrets’ anxiety over independent assessments

NDIS chief ‘deeply regrets’ anxiety over independent assessments

The chief of the National Disability Insurance Scheme believes it has become too bureaucratic, with participants having to “explain and justify” every aspect of their lives to a stranger.

  • by Jewel Topsfield
Falling off the ‘magical cliff’: Call for review of NDIS age ‘discrimination’

Falling off the ‘magical cliff’: Call for review of NDIS age ‘discrimination’

People who did not join the National Disability Insurance Scheme before the age of 65 are not eligible and that, according to former business titan Bill Moss, is discrimination.

  • by Jewel Topsfield
Pilot program aims to break down barriers for job seekers with disability
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MyCareer

Pilot program aims to break down barriers for job seekers with disability

The federal government is launching a new pilot program to assess the barriers facing job seekers with a disability.

  • by Anna Patty
Disability royal commission calls hearing into vaccine rollout with just 101 care homes receiving first dose

Disability royal commission calls hearing into vaccine rollout with just 101 care homes receiving first dose

Despite being included in phases 1a and 1b of the vaccine rollout, few people with disabilities or disability care workers have been vaccinated so far.

  • by Rachel Clun
Turbulence ahead for NDIS amid proposed changes
Opinion
Opinion

Turbulence ahead for NDIS amid proposed changes

The changes being considered to the NDIS by the Morrison government are a real concern to anyone living with a disability or caring for someone with a disability.

  • by Phil Hayes-Brown
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Shorten calls on government to scrap proposed NDIS changes

Shorten calls on government to scrap proposed NDIS changes

Bill Shorten will say if Labor wins the next election it will return people with “lived disability experience” to the board and senior levels of the agency that runs the scheme and introduce greater accountability of how money is spent.

  • by Rob Harris
‘Robo-planning a disgrace’: NDIS architect slams independent assessments
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National

‘Robo-planning a disgrace’: NDIS architect slams independent assessments

One of the key architects of the National Disability Insurance Scheme has called for the immediate abandonment of independent assessments to determine whether people with disabilities are eligible for funding.

  • by Jewel Topsfield
Disability homes turn to GPs to pick up vaccine slack for vulnerable residents

Disability homes turn to GPs to pick up vaccine slack for vulnerable residents

A parliamentary committee has heard only about 1500 of the nation’s 25,000 disability care residents had received their first vaccinations.

  • by Clay Lucas and Rachel Clun
‘No intention’: Reynolds dumps draft proposals to cut diagnosis-based NDIS funding

‘No intention’: Reynolds dumps draft proposals to cut diagnosis-based NDIS funding

NDIS Minister Linda Reynolds says no one will be excluded from the National Disability Insurance Scheme on the basis of a diagnosis.

  • by Andrew Taylor
Secret documents show department inserted chapter into NDIS review

Secret documents show department inserted chapter into NDIS review

The independence of a controversial NDIS recommendation is in doubt after drafts appear to reveal the relevant chapter was inserted by the department.

  • by Rob Harris