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We’ve Moved Office!!

We’ve Moved Office!!

We are excited to announce that our Mildura Office has moved to a new location. We are now situated at Deakin Business Centre, Cnr Lemon Avenue & Eighth Street, Mildura VIC 3500

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#IT’S YOUR NDIS

#IT’S YOUR NDIS

Yes really; fellow human being, citizen, taxpayer, whether you have a Disability or not, or have a family member or friend with a Disability, now or at some unknown date in the future, the NDIS is all of ours! Or for those who love a hashtag   # It’s Your NDIS. Social...

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An Advocacy Success Story

An Advocacy Success Story

At RIAC we never know what the next phone call or press of the doorbell will bring. Not long ago two young overseas backpackers were referred to RIAC by Centerlink social workers and they approached RIAC requesting Advocacy assistance. Turns out that both had seasonal...

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VLA and RIAC have huge success in landmark NDIS Appeal

VLA and RIAC have huge success in landmark NDIS Appeal

The Federal Court has upheld an appeal against the funding arrangements for transport under the National Disability Insurance Scheme. Liam McGarrigle, 21, challenged an earlier ruling that the NDIS pay only 75 per cent of his necessary transport costs. Justice Debbie...

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Disability Pension Claim Denied Despite Evidence

Disability Pension Claim Denied Despite Evidence

The Guardian Australia reported that an Indigenous man has had his claim for the disability pension refused twice despite having lost an eye, parts of his jaw and his nose as a result of cancer treatment. A review of a decision like this, is an instance where you may...

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Winner of 2016 Human Rights Medal

Winner of 2016 Human Rights Medal

RIAC would like to congratulate Pat Anderson AO, an advocate for the rights and welfare of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.  Pat Anderson has won the 2016 Human Rights Medal. Picture by: Lina Caneva | Editor |...

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ACD run a website called NDIS4kids

ACD run a website called NDIS4kids

ACD run a website called NDIS4kids which aims to provide information about the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) for families who have a member with a disability. Currently, the NDIS4kids website has information relating to children 0-6 years old. ACD are...

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Australians for Disability Justice

Australians for Disability Justice

Australians for Disability Justice (formerly the Aboriginal Disability Justice Campaign) Release of the Senate Standing Committee Report into the Indefinite Detention of People with Cognitive and Psychiatric Impairments Contact: Patrick McGee 0448 610 105 /...

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NDIS NEWS

NDIS NEWS

The NDIS continues to rollout throughout Victoria. RIAC has now been in Barwon doing NDIS appeals and advocacy since the beginning of the trial. The number of appeals by participants has been steadily increasing over the years and we are now finding an increasing...

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The Science of Character

Our Access EAP Ambassador shared this awesome video – and I would like to share it with you. If you would like to know more about Access EAP check out their website : www.accesseap.com.au Hope you enjoy the video...

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NAIDOC 2017 TO CELEBRATE INDIGENOUS LANGUAGES

NAIDOC 2017 TO CELEBRATE INDIGENOUS LANGUAGES

Release Date: 7 November 2016  Media release The Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Nigel Scullion, has welcomed next year’s national NAIDOC theme: Our Languages Matter. Announced today, the theme focuses on the importance, resilience and richness of Aboriginal and...

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New local government Disability Guide

New local government Disability Guide

MEDIA RELEASE 14 November 2016 People with Disability Australia (PWDA) today welcomed the release of the Australian Local Government Association’s (ALGA) new Disability Guide. The updated guide assists local governments to include people with disability in all parts...

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National Disability Award Winners

National Disability Award Winners

RIAC congratulates the 2016 winners for the 10th National Disability Awards The below individuals, organisations, services and initiatives have been announced as the 2016 winners for the 10th National Disability Awards. Lesley Hall Leadership Award Maurice Corcoran...

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Falling in Love without Words

Falling in Love without Words

Angie first met her husband Tony Meli when she said she was learning to communicate using Auslan — Australian sign language — and she wanted someone to practice with. The practice sessions turned out to be a little more complicated than she anticipated, as Tony was...

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RIAC BOARD MEMBER VACANCY

RIAC BOARD MEMBER VACANCY

We have an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated person to join our dynamic Board. RIAC has offices across regional and rural Victoria and provides a range of programs including Advocacy, NDIS Appeals and Access and Support. The Board meets on a monthly basis...

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Being Seen and Heard Through Art

Being Seen and Heard Through Art

Shout Out, Shepparton Self Advocacy Group and RIAC in partnership with the Mooroopna Education and Activity Centre held the ‘Been Heard Through Art Exhibition’ on the 20th of April 2017, at the Mooroopna HUB. It was great to see so many members of the Greater...

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Empowering Women’s Workshop

Empowering Women’s Workshop

I am so excited to say that after applying to participate in the ‘Empowering Women’s’ Workshop I was successful.  My colleague Athena along with 10 other women all having various disabilities were also lucky enough to get through to an interview with both Jane and...

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Autism Aboriginal Way

Autism Aboriginal Way

Autism Aboriginal Way is a grassroots group that connects through facebook. Our members are parents and carers of Aboriginal kids and young people with Autism as well as Aboriginal adults identifying as autistic. You can’t do anything Aboriginal Way unless you do it...

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Have your say on the NDIS Code of Conduct

Have your say on the NDIS Code of Conduct

A new National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Quality and Safeguarding Framework (the Framework) has been developed to ensure that all NDIS participants can access high quality and safe supports. The Framework was developed in consultation across governments and...

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Australia Post – Concession Stamps

Many people may not be aware of Australia Post Concession stamps; cost being only $0.60 instead of $1.00 with 5 free stamps as a starting bonus. If you’re a Federal Government concession card holder, you could also receive a reduced rate not only on stamps but other...

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RIAC acknowledges all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders past and present.

RIAC is committed to: ensuring diversity and equality in regard to gender, race, ethnic origin, disability, religion or belief, marital status, sexual orientation or transgender status.
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