NEWS

NDIS Bill

Please see the link below from ‘Every Australian Counts’ about changes to the NDIS bill.

Email the Senate – ask them to scrap new NDIS CEO powers – Every Australian Counts

Everyone wants the NDIS to work well for the people who need it.

But Minister for the NDIS Linda Reynolds has quickly introduced new legislation to Parliament, and people with disability and families are really worried.

What’s the number one change to the NDIS Bill people are telling us they are worried about?

A new power that would allow the CEO to change your NDIS plan at any time. 


Pro Bono News

All people with disability must have a genuine opportunity to be fully vaccinated before there is a significant easing of COVID restrictions in any state or territory, the disability royal commission says. @PWDAustralia

Disability inquiry warns against opening up early amid ‘deficient’ vaccine rollout – PBA (probonoaustralia.com.au)


Disability Royal Commission recommends changes following COVID-19 hearing

It was a “serious failure” that no Australian Government agency with responsibility for disability policy, including the Department of Health, made “any significant effort” to consult with people with disability or their representative organisations during the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic, a report by the Disability Royal Commission says. See external link below:

Disability Royal Commission recommends changes following COVID-19 hearing | Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability


Today is International Day of People with Disability.

The theme for IDPwD 2020 is “Building Back Better: toward a disability-inclusive, accessible and sustainable post COVID-19 World”.

Each year the UN announces a theme to observe for International Day of People with Disability. The annual theme provides an overarching focus on how society can strive for inclusivity through the removal of physical, technological and attitudinal barriers for people with disability. This has been occurring since 1992 when the General Assembly announced 3 December as the International Day of Disabled Persons.