All Victorian disability service providers have been put on notice and some have been referred to police after a review of deaths in the state found “significant failures” to meet obligations.
And independent ageing and disability commissioner with powers to execute search warrants and seize evidence will begin operating in NSW from July next year.
Landlords and home owners should be required to report if their property is accessible according to report which calls for a nationwide inventory and the creation of an Airbnb-style platform to help people with disability find housing.
The number of NDIS providers has more than tripled in two years with 16,755 currently registered across Australia. But there is also evidence that providers are losing confidence in the scheme.
NDIS grants worth $7 million are up for grabs for projects that boost employment and recreation opportunities for people with disability in Western Australia.
A report has found serious abuse and neglect of adults with disability in community settings, including the family home, and has called for the establishment of a public advocate with powers to investigate.
The newly announced Labor candidate for Bennelong and former AMA president Brian Owler has spoken candidly about being the father of an autistic child in a new film about fatherhood and autism.
A report says gaps in the NDIS marketplace are resulting in unfair and inequitable access to services for people with a disability and calls for better management of the national scheme.
Disability advocates have hailed the opening of the Sydney Harbour Bridge elevators as a landmark day for accessibility in Australia, saying it means the Sydney icon can now be enjoyed by people with disability and the elderly.
The introduction of the NDIS has resulted in a larger support co-ordination role for the state’s already over-extended carers, a NSW survey has found.
People with mental health issues that affect their ability to participate fully in life will have improved access to support under the NDIS, the federal government has announced.
Bill Shorten, Julia Gillard, Russell Crowe and disability groups have led tributes to disability advocate Quentin Kenihan who died at the weekend.
NSW disability advocacy groups say the state government’s plan to cut their funding once the NDIS is fully implemented will force them to close their doors, abandoning 90 per cent of people with a disability.
The aged care royal commission will not be extended to include institutional and residential care for people with disability after a motion to widen its terms of reference was voted down in the Senate.