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Policy & legislation 32 articles

Disability slacker pension

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Talkback radio and some newspapers seem to have it in for disability pensioners. They claim the number of disability pensioners is spiralling out of control. They say this is because there are too many 'bludgers' getting the Disability Support Pension (DSP). But the evidence says otherwise. The growth rate of people receiving the DSP has decreased over the past decade. This is despite Australia having one of the lowest employment rates for people with disabilities. And our population is increasing and getting older so there will be more people with disabilities. Convictions for defrauding the DSP are also rare.

Posted by: Graham Clements, on 01/08/14

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Know your rights 78 articles

Easy guide to the 'Victorian Disability Act 2006'

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Victorians with a disability have a website made for them. It is called the Act Resources Guide. The website has information about the Victorian Disability Act 2006. It is written in a way that is easy to understand. There are also short films on the website that are in Plain English and captioned. People with a disability helped to create the Act Resources Guide. If you want to easily understand the Victorian Disability Act 2006 this website is especially for you.

Posted by: Susan Frankel, on 22/07/14

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Decisions & announcements 16 articles

Disability awards: make your nomination

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Do you know someone who works to improve the lives of people with a disability? Do you know of a business that’s used clever ideas to improve access, or that’s increased community awareness of disability? If you do, then nominate them for the 2014 Victorian Disability Sector awards. Nominations close this Friday and the winners will be announced in June.

Posted by: Katrina Breen, on 03/03/14

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