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Source: NorthWest Telegraph | Author: Alexander Scott

A series of workshops is set to be hosted in the North West to help people with disabilities and housing providers better understand the opportunities opened up by the National Disability Insurance Scheme.

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Source: Pilbara News | Author: Alexander Scott

The National Disability Insurance Agency has flagged a new strategy to reduce the number of younger people in nursing homes, conceding more work is needed even as figures show a slight fall in the December quarter.

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Tom Butler is the provider of his own Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA). He moved into his SDA unit in Tasmania in 2019. We asked him about the journey to becoming his own SDA provider.

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Source: Probono |  Author: Luke Michael

Not-for-profits need more than just a successful pilot program to influence government and achieve systemic change, a sector leader believes.

Dr Di Winkler is CEO and founder of Summer Foundation, an NFP looking to stop young people with disability from being forced to live in nursing homes.

She spoke to Pro Bono News about the foundation’s advocacy and systems change role in the issue, explaining that it took a lot of work to take a pilot program to scale.

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Source: Probono  |  Author: Luke Michael

As 2019 draws to a close, we look back at five major reforms that were made possible only through strong charitable advocacy.  

Advocacy is an essential function of charities and a vital component of Australian democracy.

But it is an area sometimes misunderstood by the public and an activity that has come under attack from governments in recent years.

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