The Turnbull Government is walking away from its strategy to fully fund the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) through a small increase to the Medicare Levy.
Universal credit is not working. It’s not working for [disabled people], it’s not working for parents, it’s not working for low-income and part-time employees and it’s not working for the self-employed.
A New Zealand citizen living in Australian can't get any social security benefits after acquiring a disability.
People with disability around Australia are reeling after the Treasurer’s backflip on funding for the NDIS. People with disability feel betrayed and ambushed by this decision and are left wondering what else is in this year’s budget?
The government’s plans faced determined opposition from other disabled campaigners this week, with many concerned that they could be part of a planned creeping privatisation of the NHS.
Campaigners are calling on the government to scrap a policy that prevents disabled people with complex healthcare needs receiving the benefits they need to stay mobile if they are living in residential homes.
A senior opposition MP is to write to the minister for disabled people to ask how she plans to penalise government contractors Atos and Capita, following “devastating” revelations about their “shocking” failings in delivering disability benefit assessments.
The government appears to have scrapped its cross-departmental disability strategy – which was aimed at “improving the lives of disabled people” – and abandoned any idea of replacing it.
Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) was developing its own IT system that would allow it to “enable more providers to deliver PIP”.