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Federal budget takes some steps toward inclusion, but more is needed to address challenges faced by children and young people with disability

While many measures are welcomed, the Federal Budget handed down on 25 October could have gone further to address the inequities faced by children and young people with disability in education, employment, social security and appropriate measures to support people at higher risk of complications during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

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The Honourable Bill Shorten, Minister for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), with two young people, Ebe and Kay, standing together, smiling for the camera. Ebe has bright pink hair and wears glasses. Kay has auburn hair. Both are dressed in bright professional attire.

An optimistic future for disability employment: young advocates facilitate the NDIS Jobs & Skills Forum

The NDIS Jobs and Skills Forum was held on Wednesday 17th August 2022. It was called by The Honourable Bill Shorten, Minister for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), and brought together people with disability, service providers, unions, peak representative bodies and more to talk about the future of disability employment, the NDIS, and the disability workforce

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Disability groups fight to end segregation of people with disability in Australia

CYDA and 41 other disability rights and advocacy organisations have endorsed a position paper asking the Disability Royal Commission to actively work toward the goal of ending the segregation of people with disability in schools, housing and workplaces. People with disability fought long and hard for a Disability Royal Commission, and now we need them to fight for real reform, to fix the discriminatory and exploitative systems that keep us from fully participating in education and employment and living independently.

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