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CYDA takes issue with My School website proposal

Public comment is being sought to have data on students with disability on the My School website. This follows a directive from education ministers and the Joint Working Group for Students with Disability, that the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority, (ACARA) the body responsible for the development of a national curriculum, examine the feasibility of publishing data on […]

From the NDIS, market openings will grow

The NDIS is creating major business opportunities that extend well beyond the disability sector. Speaking at a recent CEDA media event on the progress of national disability reform, National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) chairman, Bruce Bonyhady (pictured) said the contestable market for disability services will grow between three and four-fold. This is greater than the […]

More funding for disability housing in NSW Budget; Qld Gov spends up too

The 2016-17 NSW Budget is providing more funding for housing for people with disability.  While in Queensland, Vision Australia will benefit from more than $1.1 million in funding from the State Budget, as part of Queensland Government’s $1.7 billion allocation for disability services. The NSW Government is spending $22 million to finance and establish new homes […]

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Coalition, Labor set out disability job plans

More funding flagged for disability employment training by the Coalition Government and Federal Labor. The Turnbull Government will invest $34 million to support employment and training for those with disability if it re-elected while the Labor has pledged a range of services to help people with disability get into the workforce. The Coalition investment will be directed […]

Call for a ‘fair go’ for disability inclusiveness

Australian Cross Disability Alliance seeking assurances from election candidates to support policy priorities. The group wants a commitment from all political parties on 13 key policy priorities it believes will help shape and strengthen the nation. “Approximately 20 per cent of people living in Australia are people with disability,” said president of People with Disability Australia CEO, Craig Wallace. […]