Fifth anniversary of the NDIS

The National Disability Insurance Scheme is improving the lives of thousands of Australians with disability, their families and carers as the Scheme celebrated its fifth birthday on July 1. Federal Member for Forde Bert van Manen MP said the NDIS started with four trial sites launched in 2013 and now supported 160,000 people with disability,…

National Redress Scheme begins

Survivors of child sexual abuse living in Forde can apply to the National Redress Scheme which was launched on July 1. The National Redress Scheme was a recommendation of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. Federal Member for Forde Bert van Manen MP said the Scheme was established to provide counselling,…