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Inequity, autism spectrum disorder and the cost of NDIS cuts

We have two options, says Jane Salmon. Raise the Medicare levy for NDIS and support autism or ...  
Wheelchairs for Kids: Spreading a message of hope

The thousands of wheelchairs produced to aid children across the world are a sign of hope despite ...  
Elderly, disabled, jobless or homeless? The Coalition is still blaming you

In short, the take-home message from the Turnbull Government is, if you’re poor, it’s your ...  
DUNCAN STORRAR: The insidious consequences of disability pension cuts

Duncan Storrar explains the cruel cycle of poverty and devastation being inflicted on the mentally ...  
Why don't politicians respond to emails and engage with the public?

Why are so many politicians tardy and negligent in responding to their constituents' concerns?  
Hanson's autism remarks miss the point of NDIS, Gonski and so much more

Hanson is ill-informed and divisive. However, parents of children with disabilities owe her thanks ...  
Newstart: A public health issue and a national disgrace

While all Australian welfare allowances are meagre, it is alarming that "Newstart" is so drastical ...  
IA #1 top story of 2016: A letter from Duncan Storrar

Vilified by News Corp after speaking out on ABC Q&A, Duncan Storrar's heartfelt letter was IA's ...  
IA #6 top story of 2016: The cruel pension eligibility tricks facing Australia's disabled

This May 2016 story on the Government's cruel changes to the disability pension had a lot of ...  
The cruel pension eligibility tricks facing Australia's disabled

According to the Turnbull Government, if you are 'able to get out of bed in the morning ... you ...  
A letter from Duncan Storrar

Duncan Storrar, the man who dared ask a question on Q&A and was vilified by News Corp as a res ...  
Mick Fanning punches the shark as Australia crunches England

A great weekend of sport has been overshadowed by Australian surfing star Mick Fannings's terri ...  
RIP Brock Turner: The power of social media

Brock Turner typified what can be great about Twitter, writes Noely Neate: that just because you ...  
Parking with Gavin: The sour taste of hypocrisy

With 'a delicious sense of irony that would make even Nigella Lawson blush' managing editor David ...  
Pararoos are go as Australia's cricketers go through

Good sporting news all over, reports Lachlan Barker, as the Pararoos have their funding restored ...  
Open letter to a former disability employment service provider

Naomi Fryers explains why she broke up with her service provider and how her life has been on an ...  
APC rules against News Corp over 'Slackers & Slouch Hats' article

Rupert Murdoch's trashy Sydney tabloid, the Daily Telegraph, has been slammed by the Australian ...  
Abbott Government ignores Australia’s actual debt crisis

The Abbott Government has concocted a fake government debt crisis to ram through unpopular meas ...  

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