National disability insurance scheme

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Disability group home residents left vulnerable due to lack of independent monitoring, advocate says
Community visitors should be checking on residents in privately run facilities, Victoria’s public advocate says

Christopher Knaus

24, Jan, 2023 @11:30 PM

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NSW MP to contest election despite husband’s death – as it happened
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Josh Taylor and Rafqa Touma (earlier)

16, Jan, 2023 @7:27 AM

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The NDIS has transformed my life – and the last thing we need is media hysteria about its cost | Elly Desmarchelier
The national conversation on the NDIS has been dominated by able-bodied commentators declaring the scheme’s cost ‘a blowout’

Elly Desmarchelier

25, Nov, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Greens claim treasurer ‘dodged’ housing scheme question – as it happened
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Caitlin Cassidy (now) and Natasha May (earlier)

10, Nov, 2022 @7:31 AM

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NDIS: Bill Shorten accuses states of underspending on disability care
Schools could play a bigger role in supporting children, minister suggests, as he also targets rorts and ‘rent-seeking behaviour’

Paul Karp

09, Nov, 2022 @11:57 PM

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Crowds gather for national Cassius Turvey vigils – as it happened
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Cait Kelly and Natasha May (earlier)

02, Nov, 2022 @8:20 AM

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Labor to launch trial to help NDIS participants who want to work
Social services minister Amanda Rishworth to announce pilot scheme aimed at lifting employment rates among people with disability

Luke Henriques-Gomes Social affairs and inequality editor

01, Nov, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Government to crack down on NDIS provider fraud amid warning scheme will soon cost $50bn annually
Bill Shorten says $126m earmarked in Labor’s October budget will help protect national disability insurance scheme ‘from crooks’

Daniel Hurst

25, Oct, 2022 @9:46 AM

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Budget deficit to halve this financial year but spending pressures mean boost will be short-lived
Jim Chalmers’ first budget to reveal $42bn improvement to bottom line across forward estimates but conditions will deteriorate after two years

Sarah Martin Chief political correspondent

24, Oct, 2022 @11:30 AM

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NDIS forecast to cost extra $8.8bn over estimates as Shorten announces independent review
Labor blames Coalition neglect and promises review will not be about cost-cutting, despite escalating costs

Katharine Murphy Political editor

18, Oct, 2022 @7:52 AM

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Banks raise interest rates in response to RBA – as it happened
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Cait Kelly (now) and Natasha May (earlier)

04, Oct, 2022 @8:06 AM

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Terrifying flood ordeal turns into frustrating NDIS battle for NSW woman
Asphyxia says protracted process left her without her wheelchair for months after it was damaged in floods

Rafqa Touma

02, Oct, 2022 @4:30 PM

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