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...
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...
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 |...
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...
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 /...
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...

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...
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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