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  • 2017/18


    Submission to ACT Budget Consultation 2018-17: Recognising the purpose of advocacy in the justice process

    Word PDF



    2016- 17


    Media Release: Budget just plugging gaps


    Media Alert: ACT Budget 2017-18 - Recognising Marginalisation


    Submission to the ACT Budget 2017-18

    Word PDF 


    ACT Budget Analysis:  Time to move disability into the 21st century


    Media Release: ACT Budget 7 June 2016


    2015- 16 

    Submission to the ACT Budget 2016-17

    Word  PDF 


    ACT Budget Analysis  2015-16: Infrastructure Saves the Day for Disability

    Media Release: ACT Budget - Infrastructure saves the day for disability 9 June 2015 

    Media Alert: ACT Budget 2015 – Disability Comment


    Submission to the ACT Budget Consultation 2015-16



    Submission to the ACT Budget 2014-15

    Word PDF  

    Submission to the ACT Budget 2013-14

    Word  PDF

    Disability Analysis of Budget 2013

    Media Release Budget 2013

    Media Alert Budget 2013


    Submission to the ACT Budget 2012-13

    Word PDF

    Disability Response to Budget 2012


    Media Release 5th June 2012 

    ACT Budget Leaves People with Disabilities in Limbo

    Word PDF 


    Submission to the ACT Budget 2011-12

    Word PDF


    Submission to the ACT Budget 2010 -11

    Word PDF

  • Hurry! Expression of interests for the Control & Choice Expo , 22 May 2014 will close 16 April

    Become an Exhibitor today to avoid missing out on this exciting event! 




    Do you provide something that people with disabilities might want?

    With the introduction of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) people with disabilities will be directly funded to purchase their own services and supports. The NDIS will start launching in Canberra from July 2014.

    Your products or services might be just what people are looking for.

     Many ACT NDIS recipients can’t shop around for what they need, and more than half aren’t on the internet, so the Expo will bring you to 5000 people with disabilities in one location. Can you afford to miss this opportunity?


     Do you provide:


    Recreation or leisure services

    For the first time people with disabilities will be planning recreation and leisure into their lives. This is one of the top 5 areas of demand according to our research. Do you provide inclusive and accessible sport, recreation, arts/culture, holiday or social activities? You probably have something that NDIS recipients will want to know about.

    Aids and equipment / modifications

    No more waiting 5 years for the right piece of equipment, or vital home or vehicle modifications. NDIS recipients will be allocated funds to get the right equipment and modifications in place. Does your business do home modifications – bathrooms, ramps, air conditioning systems, door openers, railings, etc? Does your business do vehicle modifications? Does your business provide disability specific aids or equipment like wheelchairs, mobility devices, beds, chairs or bathroom equipment?


    People with disabilities want to choose where and who they live with. Do you provide accommodation, supported accommodation, accessible or adaptable housing?

    Are you a builder or developer who builds accessible or adaptable housing?

    Support services or personal care

    With the NDIS people with disabilities will choose who provides them with support and personal care. For the first time they will decide how their funds are directed and which organisations or individuals are employed to support them. Do you or your organisation provide personal care assistance like showering, dressing, meal planning, companionship, taking people out and about, respite services or any of the myriad personal care services people will need?

    Parents with disabilities are looking for supports for their parenting. Guidance, in home assistance, mentoring, or someone to check in with – a broad range of ongoing supports are required to support parents with disabilities. These services do not currently exist for people with disabilities; however, you or your organisation may be interested in developing them or expanding your existing services to target this consumer group.

    Domestic assistance

    Do you provide domestic assistance services like cleaning, housekeeping, shopping, laundry, etc? For many people with disabilities reliable domestic support is the key to greater independence and getting out into the community.

    Education or employment services

    Once people with disabilities can get out and about they will want jobs or education. For many this is a high priority. Do you provide employment services or supports? Do you provide education services or supports? Is your education institution inclusive of people with disabilities and ready to target them as potential students?

    Communications technology & assistance

    A large proportion of the 5000 ACT NDIS recipients have communications barriers and less than half are on the internet. Do you provide equipment or software that helps people to communicate? Do you have accessible devices that will get people talking or get them on the internet? You might have what people with disabilities need to make education, employment or a social life possible.


    Something else?

    Think you might have something else that will support people with disabilities to live more independently as a valued member of the community? Talk to us about it.


    If so, then you may have something that people with disabilities will want to purchase with their NDIS package.

    The Control and Choice Expo will bring together over 150 businesses and charities to give people with disabilities an opportunity to see what the market has to offer.



    Exhibitors' Guide PDF 

    Expression of Interest form Word PDF



  • There will be something for everyone at the Control & Choice Expo 2015 !

    Join us on 21 May from 10am - 4pm, at Exhibition Park, Budawang Pavillion, Canberra  

    Transitioning to the NDIS?

    Order a copy of our Easy English Pre-Planning Kit to pick up at the Expo to guide you through the process