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National Organisations applaud the Senate

National Peak Disability Consumer and Advocacy Organisations applaud the Senate vote to block the passing of the
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A big day for the rights of people with intellectual disability – part 2

To Whom It Should Concern – Part 2 An alarming concern of individuals, families, advocates and support
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A big day for the equal rights of people with intellectual disability – part 1

To Whom It Should Concern – Part 1 Monday 24th November 2014 has been a big day
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Travelling to another country when on the Disability Support Pension

 There is a rule for how long a person can travel to another country and still get
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Who am I?

Who am I? Who am I, is a very loaded and contested question for people with disability.
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Minister Fifield must reward genuine effort not failure

Real Businesses Pay Real Wages.  Minister Fifield must reward genuine effort not failure.  The announcement by Minister

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National Organisations applaud the Senate

National Peak Disability Consumer and Advocacy Organisations applaud the Senate vote to block the passing of the Business Services Wage Assessment Tool (BSWAT) Payment Scheme Bill 2014. In blocking the Bill, the Senate has shown support for the human rights of
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A big day for the rights of people with intellectual disability – part 2

To Whom It Should Concern – Part 2 An alarming concern of individuals, families, advocates and support staff is that reported abuse is frequently not properly investigated and addressed by the current system. Many complaints of abuse have not been addressed
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A big day for the equal rights of people with intellectual disability – part 1

To Whom It Should Concern – Part 1 Monday 24th November 2014 has been a big day for standing up for the equal rights of people with intellectual disability. First, the Senate rejected the Government’s bill to introduce the BSWAT Payment
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Travelling to another country when on the Disability Support Pension

 There is a rule for how long a person can travel to another country and still get paid the disability pension. This is called ‘portability’. The Government wants to change the rule. The government wants to limit the time a person

DSP changes 2014

In the 2014 Commonwealth Budget the Australian Government announced a number of changes that affected people who receive the Disability Support Pension (DSP). At the time we received a number of calls from people concerned that their entitlement to the DSP
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Who am I?

Who am I? Who am I, is a very loaded and contested question for people with disability. A question of identity. For decades people with disability have had this personal question answered by others. Their identity as a person with disability
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Minister Fifield must reward genuine effort not failure

Real Businesses Pay Real Wages.  Minister Fifield must reward genuine effort not failure.  The announcement by Minister Fifield of an additional $173 million to support employees get fair wages in Australian Disability Enterprises (ADEs) is welcomed as a step forward by

Real Businesses Pay Real Wages

Real Businesses Pay Real Wages – Wake Up! It’s a reality! A response to Minister Mitch Fifield Minister Fifield said in his article, Idealism threatens jobs for the disabled, that “accusations that ADEs exploit people with disability is unfair”. The Federal
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Response to Welfare Reform paper

Inclusion Australia agrees that the income support system should have a stronger employment focus. An income support system focused on evidence based employment support can significantly increase employment participation and reduce reliance on income support. To achieve such change requires an
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Did you know …

… that 53% of employees in ADE’s who on the SWS (supported wage system) are people with intellectual disability!