Monthly Archives: November 2012

Who’s government listening to if it’s not people with disabilities and their families?

This article featuring Shairaz pretty much sums up what is happening when it comes to listening to children, young people and adults with disabilities, their families and supporters. Speaking specifically about the NDIS input on eligibility was open for submissions … Continue reading

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Analysis of Design gives rise to fears for NDIS – Dr Simon Duffy, Centre for Welfare Reform

We know the Federal government is rushing the design, rushing the legislation and rushing the trials. Why the rush is a good question given that the Productivity Commission said the trials should not start until 2014 to enable the government … Continue reading

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Show us the Money, Bill

Show us the Money, Bill 6 November, 2012 Ms Macklin, Minister for Disability Reform addressed the National Press Club last week and told the assembled reporters: “You can anticipate additional funding for the national disability insurance scheme in next year’s … Continue reading

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Abbott says: Budget uncertainty threatens NDIS

A National Disability Insurance Scheme is a social reform too important to be used in political brinkmanship and in a bidding war between jurisdictions as to who is the more compassionate. We are very concerned that Budget Estimates did not … Continue reading

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Carers Alliance Media Release 22 August, 2012

Media Release                                                                                        22 August, 2012 SEAL THE DEAL ON A NATIONAL DISABILITY INSURANCE SCHEME Carers Alliance calls on the Prime Minister and the Leader of the Opposition to end the uncertainty that persists on the delivery of … Continue reading

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Carers Alliance Media Release 27 July, 2012

Carers Alliance Media Release                                27 July, 2012 HOW TO MAKE A SOW’S EAR OUT OF A SILK PURSE “This is what the Gillard government has done to the silk purse that was the much anticipated National Disability Insurance Scheme … Continue reading

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Media Release 9 December, 2011

Carers Alliance Media Release, 9 December, 2011 Disability flavour of the month, but federal government makes a meal of it The introduction and implementation of a National Disability Insurance Scheme will transform the way disability services are provided to Australians … Continue reading

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Fears for NDIS?

This is a press release from Disability Speaks which clearly articulates the fears that Carers Alliance also has in relation to the National Disability Insurance Scheme. It’s political. Political bragging rights leads a mad rush to the world’s worst NDIS … Continue reading

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