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I applaud your work Dylan Alcott, but we can’t all ‘love’ our disability | George Taleporos
As we listen to the new Australian of the Year, don’t forget there are many other stories that might not be quite as heartwarming but that represent the daily reality of disability

George Taleporos

27, Jan, 2022 @3:04 AM

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Coalition shift on rapid antigen tests for disability carers still falls short, advocates say
NDIS participants will be able to use their core funding to pay for RATs, but disability groups say they should be free

Luke Henriques-Gomes Social affairs and inequality editor

24, Jan, 2022 @9:02 AM

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Woman living with muscular dystrophy forced to spend $1,300 on rapid antigen tests for in-home carers
Carolyn Campbell-Mclean says NDIS won’t let her claim back test costs, but it allows people living in group homes to do so

Luke Henriques-Gomes Social affairs and inequality editor

19, Jan, 2022 @4:30 PM

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Disabled man unable to get Covid booster after Australian vaccine contractor prioritises aged care
Man told wait for Covid booster will be ‘another month or two’ as NDIS participant vaccine rates remain lower than general population

Luke Henriques-Gomes Social affairs and inequality editor

18, Jan, 2022 @4:30 PM

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Covid-related staff shortages in Australian disability sector leave some without vital services
Care providers have been unable to source rapid tests, with up to 20% of staff at some organisations in isolation

Luke Henriques-Gomes Social affairs and inequality editor

11, Jan, 2022 @4:30 PM

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Tribunal overturns NDIA’s refusal to fund assistance dog for autistic boy
Ruling comes more than two years after family requested support from agency for their son who suffers from severe anxiety

Luke Henriques-Gomes Social affairs and inequality reporter

28, Dec, 2021 @4:30 PM

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NDIA spending on law firms to fight participants over cuts to payments
Figures released under FOI underline how increasing number of challenges creates windfall for private legal firms

Luke Henriques-Gomes, Social affairs and inequality editor

17, Dec, 2021 @7:00 PM

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Legal challenges against NDIA decisions more than triple in five months
Exclusive: huge rise in appeals come amid claims of ‘stealth cuts’ to people’s previously approved NDIS funding

Luke Henriques-Gomes Social affairs and inequality editor

10, Dec, 2021 @7:00 PM

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Violence was ‘normal’ at Victorian disability group home, royal commission hears
Staff were largely powerless to stop residents at the home being assaulted by other clients, commission told

Luke Henriques-Gomes Social affairs and inequality reporter

09, Dec, 2021 @7:05 AM

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Woman nearly died from bowel complaint when care plan not followed, disability royal commission told
The commission heard that the woman, who has cerebral palsy, needed surgery on a blockage that nearly ruptured her bowel

Stephanie Convery

08, Dec, 2021 @8:10 AM

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Disability royal commission: woman with disability sexually assaulted in park after men banned from visiting her accommodation
Investigation begins into the issues of violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation in disability services

Luke Henriques-Gomes Social affairs and inequality editor

07, Dec, 2021 @8:01 AM

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SA premier advised to close border with New South Wales; Katherine lockdown extended– as it happened
All the day’s news as it happened

Mostafa Rachwani and Matilda Boseley (earlier)

06, Dec, 2021 @7:49 AM

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