2020 Federal Budget: a mixed bag for people with disabilities from multicultural backgrounds

08 October 2020

On Tuesday 06 October 2020, the Federal Government delivered what was described as “the most important Federal Budget since World War II.”

For the community NEDA represents, people with disability from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds, the 2020 budget was a mixed bag.

National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)

Published by comms on Thu, 08/10/2020 - 10:00 am

The National Ethnic Disability Alliance (NEDA) asks for clarity on recent reforms announced by Minister Robert

01 September 2020

On Friday, Minister for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), Stuart Robert announced reforms to the NDIS Scheme in a media release. The reforms have been termed as being “the most substantial since the implementation of the NDIS.”

Published by comms on Tue, 22/09/2020 - 09:58 am

Introduction Of NDIS Independent Assessments - NEDA Urges The Government To Engage With The Disability Community

17 September 2020

The National Ethnic Disability Alliance (NEDA) wishes to express serious concerns regarding the recently announced changes the Government is making to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), particularly in relation to the introduction of an “Independent Assessment” process for NDIS participants, beginning January 2021.

Published by comms on Mon, 21/09/2020 - 02:37 pm

Media Statement: The NDIA and Victorian Government must prioritise people with disability so they do not suffer in Stage 4 lockdowns

Joint Media Statement

2 August 2020

The NDIA and Victorian Government must prioritise people with disability so they do not suffer in Stage 4 lockdowns

As the Victorian COVID-19 situation worsens and ‘a state of disaster’ is declared, children and adults with disability need to be a primary focus of government. We have already seen infections in group homes for people with disability, and significant impacts on their access to services and children’s right to education.

Published by comms on Mon, 03/08/2020 - 01:21 pm

NEDA and FECCA to deliver NDIS Community Connectors Program to CALD Communities

2 July 2020

The National Ethnic Disability Alliance (NEDA) and the Federation of Ethnic Communities’ Councils of Australia (FECCA) are pleased to be working with the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) to implement a component of the National Community Connector Program (NCCP).

FECCA and NEDA are among the organisations selected to roll out the new outreach program, focusing on connecting people with disability from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds with the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

Published by comms on Thu, 02/07/2020 - 11:03 am

NEDA and FECCA to deliver NDIS Community Connectors Program to CALD Communities

2 July 2020

The National Ethnic Disability Alliance (NEDA) and the Federation of Ethnic Communities’ Councils of Australia (FECCA) are pleased to be working with the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) to implement a component of the National Community Connector Program (NCCP).

FECCA and NEDA are among the organisations selected to roll out the new outreach program, focusing on connecting people with disability from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds with the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

Published by comms on Thu, 02/07/2020 - 11:03 am

NEDA welcomes the Morrison Government’s commitment to work with people with disability during the COVID-19 global pandemic

23 April 2020
 
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to unfold globally and here in Australia, we are facing tough and uncertain times.
 
For people with disability and people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds, the pandemic has been an incredibly difficult time as they are facing unique challenges.
 
The National Ethnic Disability Alliance would like to thank the government for their commitment to ensure the wellbeing of people with disability as the COVID 19 pandemic evolves.
 

Published by comms on Thu, 23/04/2020 - 04:58 pm

Statement of Concern – COVID-19: Human rights, disability and ethical decision-making

14 April 2020

This Statement of Concern is made by internationally recognised independent experts in the area of human rights, bioethics and disability who have come together to emphasise key human rights principles and standards that need to underpin ethical decision-making in the context of disability and the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Media Release: 15 April 2020 (Word document)

Published by comms on Wed, 15/04/2020 - 04:15 pm