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Free flu vaccinations are now available for the general community in all five states across Australia with some eligibility changes for vulnerable groups in the ACT and NT. 

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IDEAS has endorsed and supports an open letter to all members of Australia's next Federal Parliament from Every Australian Counts, on defending the NDIS and making sure it works for people with disability, rather than against them. 

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The Australian Electoral Commission has made telephone voting available for people who are blind and have low vision and for those unable to attend a polling place on or before Election Day (Saturday 21 May) because they have COVID-19.

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In last week’s leader’s debate, Prime Minister Scott Morrison MP caused an uproar by saying he and his wife were “blessed to have children who haven’t had to go through [disability]”.

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The Victorian Government has announced that free Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) kits are available at state-run testing sites for people with disabilities.

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Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced the federal election for 2022 will be held on Saturday 21 May. It is your job to make sure you are enrolled to vote, that your enrolment details are up to date and to vote for your preferred candidate in your electorate.

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The new state disability inclusion plan released by the Victorian Government this week aims to drive “change towards a fairer community supporting every Victorian to fully participate in all areas of life”.

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Minister for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), Senator the Hon Linda Reynolds CSC has confirmed that eligible NDIS participants can purchase rapid antigen tests (RATs) with funding from their NDIS plan, to ensure safe access to their supports in current COVID-19 outbreaks.

From January 24, up to 10 Rapid Antigen Tests over three months (a maximum of 5 in a month) will be made available free through pharmacies to certain concession cardholders.

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From 12 January 2022, if you normally have a support worker help you with meal preparation at home, you can temporarily use your Core supports budget to pay for a meal preparation and delivery service instead.