NDIS

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The Budget's increase in the Medicare levy promises to fill the funding gap that has plagued the future viability of the NDIS, writes Helen Dickinson.

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The NDIS roll-out has been criticised for many glitches, but that doesn't mean the scheme is failing, writes Helen Dickinson.

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Many people eligible for the NDIS are likely to miss out on its benefits, including people who don't identify as having a disability or who don't know how to apply, writes Karen R Fisher.

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Ageing and disabled Australians have started a DIY revolution, turning to major hardware stores for home modification products that allow them to stay in their homes for longer.

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More support is needed to help people find accomodation and work before the National Disability Insurance Scheme can be rolled out in 2018, UNSW research shows.

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Academics from the Australian School of Business and other Faculties at UNSW are available to give their budget analysis.

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Disability Discrimination Commissioner Graeme Innes has told a UNSW public forum that increased employment for disabled Australians is critical to reducing the cost of the National Disability Insurance Scheme.

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The establishment of DisabilityCare will activate latent demand, and policy makers will need to be realistic about how they manage the problem, writes Gary Sturgess.

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Using temporary visas to supply lower skill personal carers is a short-sighted response to real problems of long-term under-investment in the disablity sector's greatest asset: its frontline workforce, argue Natasha Cortis and Shani Chan.

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The rollout of the NDIS is a step forward in establishing universal disability support for all Australians, but as always, the devil is in the detail, write Karen Soldatic and Leanne Dowse.

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