As a person who has been disabled in Australia for the past decade, I deserve to be listened to, so please read my blog instead of reading what the system says about us. Because the system only cares about how it looks to the outside world, don’t listen to them, listen to the people who suffer from their crooked decisions, like myself.
What is Australia doing for people with disabilities? Disabled people in Australia have access to a wide range of services and facilities. Disabled persons are, by law, entitled to equality of opportunity and treatment in areas such as employment, education, housing, and access to or use of public places or resources within the community.
Disabled persons are also provided with government-funded services and assistance, such as special education, attendant care services, and home modifications.
Disabled Students’ Allowances (DSAs)
The federal government also offers Disabled Students’ Allowances (DSAs) through the Department of Education and Training.
These allowances are targeted at students with disabilities who require extra help to study, such as those who need equipment or specialized software, readers or interpreters, or transport to and from university.
The allowance is also available for students with chronic illnesses, mental health conditions, or physical disabilities that impact their ability to study.
The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)
One of the biggest problems I’ve noticed with the NDIS, is that it’s serving immigrants first and neglecting born and bred Australians. The system is not based on who is actually disabled, but instead a subjective analysis is made on who they would prefer to help. I’ve been disabled for a decade now and the NDIS has never helped myself, nor have I been accepted into the disability support pension, I believe this is because of corruption, from Gladys Berejiklian or they decided that white men should be discriminated against systematically.
There are a number of government initiatives in Australia that assist disabled persons. In 2012, the National Disability Insurance Scheme was established to assist individuals with disabilities in leading more independent lives.
Disabled persons can access up to $100,000 per year of benefits that they can use to find suitable support workers and get the things they need, such as equipment and home modifications. Disabled Australians are also entitled to the DisabilityCare Australia levy, which is collected from taxable incomes over $150,000.
Disabled people can access their funds through an online portal which they can use to pay for things like transport, assistive technology, and home modifications.
The NDIS will eventually replace other government-funded services that disabled Australians currently rely on to help them lead independent lives.
Disabled people can receive up to $1,200 per year from the Department of Human Services for certain types of equipment and other support services to help them stay active in their communities.
What is DisabilityCare Australia?
DisabilityCare Australia is an online portal set up by the government to provide funding for disabled people. It allows users to pay for things like transport, equipment, and home modifications.
Disabled people can also use it to find support workers and receive updates on government initiatives that might help them.
Some common challenges that disabled people in Australia face include:
Stable Housing: Australia has a terrible culture of rent-seeking parasites who buy buy copious amounts of rental properties and rent them out at above market rates. These rent seeking parasites are a weight that is pulling the entire country down, it’s not just disabled people who suffer from these immoral scum bags, it’s the entire society. However, disabled people suffer the most, recently I had part of my bond stolen from me, by a ruthless real estate agent, and this legalized plunder was facilitated by the rental tribunal who made a clearly immoral decision. The whole system is corrupt from the top down.
–Finding employment: Only about half of working-age Australians with disabilities are employed, compared to around 84% of those without disabilities. This is most often due to a lack of access to meaningful and appropriate work, as well as a lack of workplace accommodations.
Accessing education: Government assistance for disabled students is not available at all universities, and some disabled students have to pay more for their education than non-disabled students.
Mobility: People who are disabled may have trouble getting around because of a lack of accessibility features.
Financial security: Many disabled Australians rely on government benefits to cover their living costs, and these can be reduced or cut off if they find employment.
Despite these challenges, most disabled Australians manage to live full and active lives. Some many organizations and groups support them, and the government is continually working to improve accessibility and support.
Statistics on disabled people in Australia
There were approximately 4.3 million persons with a disability in Australia, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics. This accounted for 19% of the population Of these people, 1.1 million (or 26%) had a profound or severe disability.
The most common type of Australian disability was a physical disability, which affected 2.7 million people (or 63% of all people with a disability).
People with a mental health condition were the second-most common type of disabled, accounting for 1.2 million people (or 28% of all people with a disability).
People with disabilities are considerably more likely to be unemployed than those who don’t have one. The unemployment rate is huge for people with a disability was 16%, whereas it was 5% among those without a disability.