Mobile Bushfire Survival Plan sign inundated by floodwater

Floodwaters have inundated many parts of New South Wales and Queensland with torrential rain, with 391.6mm falling in Sydney. Many regions now affected by flash flooding and storm damage have been battling bushfire emergencies for months. 

Young woman in a wheelchair getting in a car

Greater flexibility and more choice for participants with regards to transport funding in their plans were announced in a media release today by the Minister for the NDIS, the Hon Stuart Robert. Beginning on 1 March 2020, NDIS participants will be able to flexibly use their plan’s core support funding to claim service provider costs associated with transporting participants to and from NDIS funded community-based activities.

pregnant woman on street wearing medical mask

There is an outbreak of a new or "novel" coronavirus (now referred to as Coronavirus Disease or COVID-19) originating from Wuhan, Hubei Province in China with at least fifteen cases confirmed in Australia so far. The World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared the outbreak a Public Health Emergency of International Concern.

A female nurse supporting an elderly man

The NDIS “Tune” review report was made public in January. David Tune is the former senior public servant commissioned by the Federal Government to review the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). His report contains 29 recommendations on ways to improve the scheme. Mr Tune's findings are far from surprising to NDIS participants and people trying to access the scheme.

Smoke billows over a dry grassy hill

As the bushfire disaster continues to ravage NSW, Victoria, Tasmania and South Australia into 2020, and the death toll continues to rise, we all need to have a bushfire survival plan in place.

elderly woman in a hospital bed having a medical exam

This week, the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety examined the interfaces between the aged care and the healthcare system, including both Commonwealth and state or territory programs.