• This disappointing century

    Craig Wallace     |      January 8, 2020

    As 2019 came to a devastating close amidst the flames of a national bushfire crisis, there is cause to reflect not on the last decade but the dreary embers of the first two of the 21st Century.

  • The rise of Trump has lessons for Australia

    Craig Wallace     |      November 14, 2016

    Australia must act to address inequality, recommit to inclusion and hear citizen voice if it is to avoid a populist revolt on the scale of Brexit or the rise of Trump, argues Craig Wallace.

  • Silencing democracy – the media and Duncan Storrar

    Craig Wallace     |      May 20, 2016

    A group of disabled peoples organisations, not for profits, community leaders, Human Rights lawyers, unions and commentators on civic participation have issued a Statement of Concern about the media treatment of Duncan Storrar after asking a question as an audience member on the ABC television program Q&A. Craig Wallace, President of People with Disability Australia, explains.

  • Time for NDIS critics to show their cards

    Craig Wallace     |      March 8, 2016

    There have been comments from the business sector that the rollout of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) should be slowed down. President of People with Disability Australia, Craig Wallace, says if the Business Council of Australia really thinks that Australians with disability and families shouldn't get reasonable and necessary support, it should have the courage and integrity to say so.

  • We need a disability abuse Royal Commission

    Craig Wallace     |      December 1, 2015

    A Senate report has recommended a Royal Commission into Violence against People with Disability. Craig Wallace says the abuse being perpetrated on some of the most vulnerable people imaginable, often by those institutions meant to care for them, needs to stop.

  • NDIS delayed is NDIS denied

    Craig Wallace     |      September 4, 2015

    Some suggest to stop or slow down the roll-out of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). Craig Wallace says this would spark an unprecedented outrage as people with disability, families and carers have already waited 40 years for help.

  • Upgrading our debate on disability, welfare and jobs

    Craig Wallace     |      March 6, 2015

    The government has released its final report of the review into the Australian Welfare system. Craig Wallace, President of People with Disability Australia, says too many Australians with disability are still locked out of the labour market.

  • It’s the people’s turn to judge NDIS trials

    Craig Wallace     |      December 2, 2014

    The 3rd December is International Day of People with Disability. Craig Wallace explains how an ambitious grassroots examination puts the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) back in touch with those paying the premium and ordinary people with disabilities.

  • Attitudes and evidence will underpin disability reform

    Craig Wallace     |      December 2, 2013

    There still remain a lot of barriers in our urban landscape for people with a disability. Craig Wallace would like to see a national survey on community attitudes towards disability to give us solid evidence about what these attitudes are and what could leverage change.

  • The NDIS levy – a new era for tax, trust and open government?

    Craig Wallace     |      May 6, 2013

    After the government announcement to increase the Medicare levy to help fund the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), Craig Wallace, President of People with Disability Australia, focusses on what this means for broader debates around taxation and accountability.

  • Is an NDIS the sound of a new Australian settlement?

    Craig Wallace     |      August 8, 2012

    The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is designed to provide disabled people with  the equipment, therapy and support they need. Craig Wallace says the rights-based scheme will be an exciting change.