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A new pilot program will examine barriers and identify initiatives to improve employment prospects and workforce opportunities for Australians with a disability.

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Disability in children and adolescents must be integrated into the global health agenda. Childhood disability is not a priority in health systems. A recently published article in the BMJ by Cieza and colleagues argues why this needs to change.

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In response to the Disability Royal Commission’s “Employment Issues Paper” published on the 31st March, Disability Employment Services (DES) were mentioned with concerns raised about their design and implementation.

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Following National Cabinet’s meeting on Thursday 22 April 2021, the national COVID-19 vaccine rollout has been recalibrated to align with recent advice from the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI).

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The Australian Government is developing a National Disability Employment Strategy. The aim of the strategy is to address the disadvantage experienced by people with disability looking for work. They are seeking feedback. Submissions close at 9 am on 17 May 2021.

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The NDIA are developing new guidance and information about what is considered reasonable and necessary in early intervention support for children on the autism spectrum. They are requesting feedback, and submissions will be open till 10 am 14th May 2021.

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The Australian Government is establishing a Royal Commission into Defence and Veterans Suicide. It will begin no later than July of this year.

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See this submission attached, penned by John Walsh AM one of the architects of what the NDIS should have been. 

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Newly appointed Minister for the NDIS and Government Services Linda Reynolds has been urged by disability advocates and organisations, including IDEAS, to abandon the introduction of Independent Assessments. 

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Last month the NDIA announced an end to the COVID-19 measure which enabled NDIS participants to temporarily use their Core funds to access support coordination.