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If you're poor, female, or live in rural Australia, you're less likely to access the NDIS or get as much bang for your buck.

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The government now has a dedicated NDIS minister. Here are the four key areas of the scheme that need attention.

The royal commission needs to be reflected in the federal budget and to consider research into the complex nature of violence and abuse as well as societal shifts in the concept of ‘disability’.

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UNSW’s Rosemary Kayess brings her legal and public policy expertise to the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

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The terms of reference need to cover schools, prisons, homes, hospitals, mental health facilities as well as disability support institutions.

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A panel at UNSW Sydney has discussed some of the challenges faced by people with disabilities when trying to access digital platforms. 

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People with intellectual disability experience higher rates of mental ill health than the rest of the population, so NDIS can be doubly relevant.

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The NDIS aims to help people with disability live more independently. It was hoped this would reduce carers' responsibilities and allow them more time to work. But evidence shows this hasn't happened.

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The researchers' vision is for direct communication between a wired brain and an external device, an achievement that could revolutionise health care, entertainment and the way humans interact with their environments.

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Treasurer Scott Morrison abandoned the proposed increase to the Medicare levy to pay for the NDIS. Here's what you need to know about how the NDIS is funded, and how cost predictions have changed.

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