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What I want women with disability to know on International Women’s Day

Dr. Haidi Badawi shares the 7 things she wants women with disability to know on International Women’s Day. Dr. Haidi also shares the 4 things she wants everyone to do so we can change the narrative and create a society where anybody, regardless of their skills, has the possibility to thrive and lead.
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What has the NDIS Review said about home and living supports?

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) provides a critical way for people with disability to access housing and living supports. The NDIS Review Final Report has made two recommendations to reform current housing and living support, with a stated aim of improving access for all people with disability.
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Proposed changes to regulation and oversight of the NDIS workforce

The NDIS Review released its Final Report on 7 December 2023, with a recommendation to create a regulation scheme for NDIS service providers based on the level of risk perceived in delivering disability services and supports, with six associated actions to support the proposed scheme.
Types of foundational supports. There will be two types of foundational supports - general and targeted. 1 - General supports include navigation support, information and capacity building for individuals, families and communities. 2 - Targeted supports include home and community care-type supports, aids and equipment, early childhood supports, psychosocial supports and supports for adolescents and young adults.

NDIS Review recommends more options for supports for people with disability

The Independent Review of the NDIS (the Review) Final Report has recognised change is necessary to ensure all people with disability get the right support at the right time. The Review recommended developing a separate tier of disability services, called Foundational Supports, which can be accessed by all people with disability, and actions to address the lack of accessible and inclusive mainstream services, that include healthcare, education and transport.
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Meet the panel who are passionate about building a more employable future for all women with disability

People with Disability Australia created Advancing Women as a project that seeks to improve outcomes for women, girls, feminine-identifying and non-binary people with disability in Australia across leadership representation and workforce participation and safety.