IA response to denial of DSP to people in psychiatric ‘confinement’

Inclusion Australia’s Submission to Senate Economics Committee – September 2016 Introduction This submission makes three claims: That the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) and the Disability Discrimination Act both require the Commonwealth Government to treat people with intellectual disability equally. So, if a person charged with a serious offence is …

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When you get the right employment support good things happen!

21 DES services for people with intellectual disability show the way forward People with significant intellectual disability can work in the open labour market when they get the right support. The DES Outcome Rates by Disability Type report shows that some DES providers are achieving high rates of open employment outcomes for people with intellectual …

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Mobility Allowance ending causes concern …

Inclusion Australia has written to Minister Porter after we have received increasing concerns from family members of people with intellectual disability about the 2016 Federal Budget changes to the Mobility Allowance. With the administration of this payment moving from the Department of Human Services (Centrelink) to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (National Disability Insurance Authority), families are …

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A national inclusive employment plan for people with intellectual disability

MEDIA STATEMENT Inclusion Australia welcomes the Willing To Work National Inquiry into Employment Discrimination Against Older Australians and Australians with Disability report from Age and Disability Discrimination Commissioner, Susan Ryan. We agree that we must do something to address the poor rates of employment participation of people with intellectual disability in Australia. We call on …

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Supporting people with disability to have a good life must not be about politics

The request by the Commonwealth Government to State and Territory governments to cede the NDIS Agency’s Board nomination rights to the Commonwealth is not the ‘right way to go’ to ensure that the Australian community has a commitment to the NDIS and the substantial funds that it requires. The States/Territories have a considerable financial stake …

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Budget 2015 summary

The information below outlines the announcements that accompanied the Budget 2015. Over the coming weeks we will be publishing the details related to each measure.  I would like highlight the BETTER PATHWAYS initiative in the Employment section; we have been advocating for this initiative for over 12 months and it is pleasing that Minister Morrison and DSS have accepted …

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Senate Inquiry into Private VET Providers – IA submission

In Summary: Inclusion Australia wants to ensure that youth with intellectual disability are treated with respect by the VET industry. This requires that VET providers ensure that: VET marketing strategies provide independent safeguards to ensure that students with intellectual disability make an informed decision and that the contract of service is valid. Course offers and …

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