Check your inbox and junk folder for DANA eNews! This edition of DANA’s eNews is out and full of the latest news about advocacy, the NDIS, the Disability Royal Commission, and COVID-19 information. There are some significant recent updates about the NDIS, systemic advocacy, the most recent DRC public hearing and many events and opportunities for the community.
There’s also an update about the recent Jobs and Skills Summit, current opportunities, new resources, jobs in the advocacy sector and more…
People with disability, their family, supporters and advocates can share experiences of violence, neglect, abuse or exploitation with the Royal Commission. This helps the DRC learn more about the problem and how to help prevent it in the future. But 2022 is the final year for people to share their stories with the Disability Royal Commission. The final date for submissions is 31 December 2022.
Here are some resources to help you promote awareness of this important deadline.
Joint Media Release: Immediate changes to the Disability Support Pension needed following Jobs Summit
Following the Jobs and Skills Summit, Disability Representative Organisations are calling for changes to the Disability Support Pension (DSP) that would allow recipients to keep more of the money they earn when taking on paid work.