Helen Dickinson

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The proposed NDIS independent assessments have been controversial. Data doesn't really tell us whether they'd deliver for Australians with disability.

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During the height of the pandemic, people with disability felt they had been forgotten and were not a priority. In the vaccine rollout, the government is repeating its past mistakes.

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Residential disability care faces many of the same challenges as aged care. Paying close attention to these could help us avert a COVID-19 crisis in Victoria's disability accommodation.

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A seven week survey asked questions on the experiences of students with disabilities and their families when schools across Australia had mostly closed, and children learnt remotely.

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New research shows almost 20% of families caring for children with special needs were unable to buy essential medication during coronavirus.

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The federal government keeps fighting attempts to allow people on the NDIS to access sexual supports. But what about their rights to have a rich and fulfilling life?

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The government has made several announcements to safeguard aged care residents and those in hospitals, but we're yet to see the same attention paid to the one in five Australians with a disability.

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The government has announced several 'practical changes' to the NDIS. While these edge the scheme in the right direction, some impracticalities continue to underpin it.

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

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While the freeze has been blamed for rising out-of-pocket costs for consumers, bulk billing rates haven't fallen.

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