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Canada looks to the NDIS to develop their own national approach to disability

7 May 2017

Canada is developing its own national approach to disability by taking inspiration from the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). The NDIS was recently announced as being fully funded via a 0.5 per cent increase in the Medicare levy from July 2019.

Low levels of education and childcare costs are keeping young people out of work and study

7 May 2017

One in five young people, aged between 16 and 24, spend at least a year not studying or working. The lost earnings from this in Australia add up to over $16 billion each year. 

New Easy Read photo shoot

7 Apr 2017

After getting so much value from, and use of, the images we collected during our previous photo shoot in 2015, we decided it was time to update our Easy Read image collection. 

We’re still a long way from closing the gap

7 Apr 2017

The Close the Gap Campaign Steering Committee for Indigenous Health Equality released their 2017 Progress and Priorities Report last month. The report delivered the clear message that Australia is failing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, particularly in the area of health, even though Closing the Gap has been a national priority for the last 10 years.

Diversity in the workplace – helping business thrive

28 Mar 2017

Diversity and inclusion are vital business tools in 2017 and will only increase in importance and value in the future, according to the Diversity Council Australia. Despite progress with diversity and inclusion in Australian businesses, the council has also noted the resurgence of the term 'PC' (political correctness).

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