Disability

Continuity of inferior care

UNDER the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) a person needs to have acquired their disability before the age of 65 in order to qualify. Once that person reaches the age of 65, they have a choice between continuing with the NDIS or leaving the NDIS for the aged care system.

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Trustee and Guardian to cut costs by 20%

THE NSW Trustee and Guardian is closing 11 of its offices across NSW as part of an efficiency drive to cut costs by 20%.

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NSW Disability Scheme roll out dates released

WE now have dates for the implementation of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) across NSW.

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Fewer than half of NSW train stations accessible

AN investigation by the ABC has found that fewer than half of NSW train stations are wheelchair accessible, with the worst areas for accessibility being in Sydney’s Western Suburbs and the Blue Mountains.

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Willing to work: inquiry into age and disability discrimination

THE AUSTRALIAN Human Rights Commission is currently conducting a national inquiry into employment discrimination against older Australians and Australians with disability.

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