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Aboriginal Disability Network NSW (ADNNSW) is an organisation of, and for Aboriginal people with disability. Our major aims are:

  • empowerment and promotion of the rights of Aboriginal people with disability
  • the creation of a society in which Aboriginal people with disability can fully participate.

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ADNNSW this week

Tuesday 29 September

  • Deadly Deaf Mob conference.

Wednesday 30 September

  • Deadly Deaf Mob conference
  • Presentation to Corrective Services NSW.

Information provided by NSW Family and Community Services

A historic agreement signed by the Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and NSW Premier Mike Baird and has delivered certainty for how and when the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) will roll out across NSW. 

The NDIS will be rolled out across NSW between 1 July 2016 and 30 June 2018.  

From 1 July 2016, people living in Hunter New England, Southern NSW, Central Coast, Northern Sydney, South Western Sydney, Western Sydney and Nepean Blue Mountains will be able to access the NDIS. 

From 1 July 2017, the NDIS will be in place across the rest of NSW, and people living in Northern NSW, Mid North Coast, Sydney, South Eastern Sydney, Illawarra Shoalhaven, Murrumbidgee, Western NSW and Far West NSW will be able to access the NDIS.

Read more: NDIS rollout in NSW announced - NSW Family and Community Services

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Aboriginal Disability Network NSW is sharing information about how to prepare for the new disability services reforms in the North Western region. Everyone is welcome.

Lightning Ridge: Thursday 13 August 2015, time and place TBA.

Narrabri: Tuesday 11 August 2015, 12:00pm–3:00pm, Narrabri Local Aboriginal Land Council, 96 Barwan Street.

Walgett: Wednesday 12 August 2015, 2:00pm–3:30pm, place TBA.

Wee Waa: Wednesday 12 August 2015, Wee Waa Community Care Service, 48 Cowper Street.

Further information: Please contact Andrew 0429 534 911.

Photo: Narrabri Post Office by Ian Bailey (own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

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The National Disability Insurance Scheme is being gradually introduced across the country with a range of trial sites leading to a full rollout by 2019. Eventually, the program will be worth $20 billion a year. But the questions are being asked about how it will work in small country towns. 

Will small towns attract service providers for the NDIS? - ABCTV Lateline

Photo: Menindee Lakes (Hindaandjohn / CC BY-NC 2.0)