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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Welfare reform will succeed with the right employment support

 Welfare reform will succeed with high expectations and the right employment support! Minister Morrison makes three points we can agree with; “the best form of welfare is a job the biggest welfare savings are driven by getting people into work the NZ investment model uses actuarial evaluations to identify which risk factors drive long term …

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Variation of Supported Employment Services Award — Update

United Voice, Health Services Union and National Peak Disability and Advocacy Organisations — Communique, Tuesday, 17 February 2015 Variation of Supported Employment Services Award — Update On 23rd December 2013, United Voice and the Health Services Union made a joint application to the Fair Work Commission to vary the Supported Employment Services Award 2010. This …

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IA supports a national inquiry into abuse

We have to Do Something about Abuse. Now. Inclusion Australia (formerly the National Council on Intellectual Disability) supports a national inquiry by the Australian Senate into abuse, violence and neglect against people with disability. Inclusion Australia welcomes the moral leadership of Senator Siewert and the Australian Greens by calling for a national inquiry by the …

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Our Voice Matters

Inclusion Australia responds to DSS $1.5m cut to support and services for people with intellectual disability.   Inclusion Australia (NCID) is the peak body for people with intellectual disability and their families. Inclusion Australia has represented people with intellectual disability for over 60 years with the support of thousands of people and organisations. In December …

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Grandstanding is not Advocacy

Grandstanding is not advocacy! Creating fear and uncertainty where certainty exists is not a responsible position by an advocacy organisation. Recently commentary on overseas travel by people on the DSP has been sensational instead of accurate. Inclusion Australia and Minister Andrews went to considerable trouble last November to clarify the position of people with intellectual disability …

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