Senate passes NDIS laws to form DisabilityCare Australia

A SERIES of bills to create DisabilityCare Australia, the national disability insurance scheme, passed the Senate unaltered on Thursday.

Following years of campaigning by the disability and health sectors, the package of new laws were passed unopposed.

The bills will enact a series of changes to start DisabilityCare Australia around the nation, starting with trial sites in most states.



“A TRUE HERO”: Marine officer hangs up hat after 44 years

premium_icon “A TRUE HERO”: Marine officer hangs up hat after 44 years

Sergeant Donald Stewart is retiring after more than four decades of service.

Tunnels the safest option says leaked report

premium_icon Tunnels the safest option says leaked report

A report says tunnels will be the safest option for dangerous goods.

‘Most are nervous to venture back into the water’

premium_icon ‘Most are nervous to venture back into the water’

Popular surf spot empty despite perfect offshore conditions