Disability and social services links – 24 March

Every Australian Counts, the campaign group for the NDIS, is asking for input on housing, after being disappointed with the government response.

The NSW Election is in the last days of the campaign, so here are the Liberal and the ALP policies on disability. The NDIS has been brought forward to the Blue Mountains and Penrith, and I had a few questions about how it would all work.

The PWDA election platform is here, and they’ve helpfully looked at the relevant policies of all parties in the same e-news.

But the NSW iVote system continues to have problems, making accessibility a bit of a joke.

More on the NDIS, this time looking at how it will work for people without support and with complex needs.

Down Syndrome Australia and National Ethnic Disability Alliance both speak out about discrimination in migrations, this time for the Foneska family.

Media Access Australia had a look at the accessibility of Netflix, and found captioning on many programs, thanks to disability activists in the US.

GetUp gets into the BSWAT discussion and PWDA has all the background information you need to wrap your head around this.

Mick Gooda on the ridiculous idea of a ‘welfare card’ and Senator Siewart on the evidence that it won’t work.

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