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Is there greener grass across the “Ditch”?

David Matthews, CEO of CCS Disability Action, doesn’t think so, and explains why not. A few weeks ago I was able to spend some time in Queensland attending the CRU (Community Resource Unit) Conference entitled “Claiming a Positive Future: The Power of Possibilities” The conference was timed to coincide with the launch of the NDIS ...

Still falling behind Australia

Last time I talked about the Australian National Disability Insurance Scheme, I mentioned that a Citizens’ Jury was assessing the Scheme. The Citizens’ Jury consists of twelve Australians, including six disabled people (Who are not currently receiving support from the Scheme), randomly selected. Sort of like an actual Jury. They listen to evidence from people ...

Crikey, it’s the National Disability Insurance Scheme!

Australia has embarked on an ambitious reform of its disability support services. The government is bringing in a new system called the National Disability Insurance Scheme. The scheme is starting to hit its stride, having survived recent budget cuts. 13,646 people are now eligible for the scheme and 11,029 people have an approved plan in seven ...