Welcome to Disability Ideas Informing Practice. This website has been set up as an online space for Australian Disability Enterprises to discuss, share and learn about disability employment.

New in the Site

NDIS Threatens Some Disability Services

25 May 2015

Opinions differ on the future of disability service providers once the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) begins to operate nationwide from mid-2016.

Not-for-profit legal specialists Paxton-Hall have warned that many smaller providers could face oblivion if they don’t seriously review their operations and potentially explore other business options.

NDIS Funding for Autism: Is it enough?

25 May 2015

A report by ABC’s The World Today suggests that both inadequate assessments and inconsistent funding is affecting participants in NDIS children’s trials in South Australia.

Laura Roadknight, whose three-year old son now attends an Adelaide early intervention centre for children with autism, says her personal experience with NDIS was very positive but overall the service is not consistent.

As the Australian Wage Saga Continues, USA Takes a Stride Forward

25 May 2015

United States building

The rights of employees with disabilities to receive fair wages remains a contested issue in many developed countries.

In the United States, the East coast state of New Hampshire has just become the first state in the nation to pass legislation making it illegal for people with disabilities to be paid less than the minimum wage.

HR Managers Network and Disability Roundtable meetings (TAS)

15 May 2015

For all Tasmanian Managers of Disability Enterprises and RTOs, there’s a great networking event just around the corner.  NDS are hosting a Disability Industry Training Roundtable and the Disability Industry HR Managers Network Meeting in just a couple of weeks!

Human Rights Commission Grants Government More Time on Disability Wages

15 May 2015

Disability advocates expressed disappointment with an Australian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) decision to extend by four months an exemption from the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) over wage rates paid by Australian Disability Enterprises (ADEs).