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Tag archives: National Disability Insurance Scheme

Harper Review: outsourcing services, but not responsibility, in health

Bernard Keane November 26, 2015 2 Comments

The extension of competition policy to human services advocated by the Harper review isn't just about outsourcing or lowest-cost tendering.

Razer: take up Stella Young’s activism to pay tribute to a remarkable woman

Razer: take up Stella Young’s activism to pay tribute to a remarkable woman

Helen Razer December 9, 2014

Stella Young was not exceptional because she had a physical disability. She was exceptional because she put everything she had into the hard, important work of social change.

Essential: uh oh, voters make the link between extreme weather and climate change

Essential: uh oh, voters make the link between extreme weather and climate change

Bernard Keane November 4, 2014 13 Comments

Voters believe extreme weather is becoming more frequent -- and even Coalition voters think it is linked to climate change, this week's Essential Report shows.

Departure of a gutsy, thoughtful senator leaves politics the poorer

Departure of a gutsy, thoughtful senator leaves politics the poorer

Bernard Keane June 18, 2014 10 Comments

LNP senator Sue Boyce was a rare senatorial figure with guts, principles and a willingness to think issues through.

Young people stuck in nursing homes need more than the NDIS

Young people stuck in nursing homes need more than the NDIS

Crikey Intern January 9, 2014 1 Comment

Suitable accommodation for younger people with disabilities is hard to come by, writes Crikey intern Broede Carmody, and the NDIS won't provide an answer.

Underprivileged Aussies need help too

Crikey May 14, 2013 2 Comments

Crikey readers talk the NDIS, Tony Abbott's stroll to the Lodge and our obligation for foreign aid.

Essential: something for everyone, but Liberal voters reject Abbott’s PPL

Essential: something for everyone, but Liberal voters reject Abbott’s PPL

Bernard Keane May 13, 2013 8 Comments

Both Julia Gillard and Tony Abbott have improved their standing with voters, this week's Essential Report reveals, but voters aren't impressed with Abbott's Paid Parental Leave scheme -- especially Liberal voters.

Only fools would rush into disability insurance scheme

Crikey May 13, 2013 3 Comments

There's danger in rushing in head-first on disability insurance. Already there are indications pilot programs won't be ready, writes policy analyst and social and economic academic Professor Richard Burkhauser.

Fantasy budget: Richard Denniss would cut from the rich

Fantasy budget: Richard Denniss would cut from the rich

Crikey May 9, 2013 11 Comments

The Australian Institute executive director Richard Denniss says Australia would have a lot more money for services if it did not keep giving tax breaks to the rich.

iSentia index: de facto PM Abbott rides high

iSentia index: de facto PM Abbott rides high

John Chalmers May 8, 2013 3 Comments

Tony Abbott is getting almost equal media time to the PM -- as if he were now de facto prime minister.