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The last resort

Judy volunteered for a NDIS independent assessment due to the barriers she faced with her NDIS access request. Judy’s condition had been stable since her brain surgery 20 years ago but was left with a debilitating neurological condition she found…
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The quest for freedom

Against her will, Maria, a woman with disability, was placed in residential aged care by the public guardian. She was not permitted to leave except for occasional supervised outings. Management of the aged care facility submitted an application for Maria…

Peak Disability Org Slams 2022 Federal Budget For ‘Short-Changing’ People with Disability

Australia’s peak disability rights and advocacy organisation has criticised the Federal Government for not providing better support for people with disability in the 2022 Budget. People With Disability Australia (PWDA) says the Federal Government has ignored key budget requests that…
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A new review

Muhammad lives with disability, having been diagnosed 10 years ago with the joint condition, Ehlers Danlos Syndrome. When he applied for the NDIS due to the increasing impact of his condition, he was declined and informed he was not eligible.…

PWDA Calls for 2022 Budget Measures that Improve Health and Safety of People with Disability

Australia’s peak disability advocacy organisation is calling on the Federal Government to provide additional funding in next week’s budget to give people with disability more support during emergencies, better support via the NDIS, and increased support from disability advocacy services.…

Disability Advocates Condemn ‘Inappropriate’ Sentence For Ann Marie Smith Carer

Australia’s peak disability rights and advocacy body has condemned the sentence handed down today to disability support worker Rosa Maria Maione for the manslaughter of Adelaide resident Ann Marie Smith as manifestly inappropriate for such a shocking crime. Ms Maione…
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The right representation

Jennifer approached PWDA for assistance after attending a PWDA Reviews and Appeals training session, where she discovered her supports had been significantly underfunded in her NDIS plan. She believed she was misrepresented at her original planning meeting and her functional…
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A matter of communication

Asmaan, a young woman with disability, arrived in Australia 10 years ago as a refugee from Afghanistan, and was diagnosed with intellectual disability, and in desperate need of communication support. However, Asmaan only received a small NDIS package which was…