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A Matter of Trust

Media Release: 2 May, 2013 Is the DisabilityCare Australia Medicare levy announced today a real answer, or simply a means to offset the plunging bottom line of the Gillard government? Carers Alliance secretary Mary Lou Carter points out the following: … Continue reading

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Carers Alliance NDIS submission to the Senate Committee

Carers Alliance made a submission to the Senate Inquiry into the National Disability Insurance Scheme legislation.  Our submission is found at this link. The Senate Report was released Thursday 14 March, 2013 and can be found here. The National Disability … Continue reading

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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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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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Lively discussion on the Education of Students with Disabilties

The educational experience for too many kids with disability in Australia. FREE BREAKFAST PROVIDED WE INVITE YOU Join a lively discussion and debate about the significant issues confronting students with disability, education providers, governments and the wider community. PANEL OF … Continue reading

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Let’s have some fun celebrating International Day of People with Disabilities

Please click on image for all the details When: 10am to 3pm, Saturday 3 December, 2011  Where: Livvi’s Place at Timbrell Park, FIVE DOCK  NSW Activities: Free Rides and Entertainment RSVP to Children with Disabilities Australia on 03 9482 1130 … Continue reading

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Carers in historic court win

This is an example of the persistence weakens resistance principle – unpaid family carer Rose Theiring challenged the laws that made it impossible for unpaid family carers to claim compensation for their time in caring for those they love catastrophically … Continue reading

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