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Norman Hermant

Melbourne, Victoria
Social Affairs Correspondent — Australian Broadcasting Corporation News

The Australian Broadcasting Corp.'s Social Affairs Correspondent. Fmr. ABC Moscow correspondent and VJ. Both Australian-Canadian and Canadian-Australian.

Disability support pension: Successful claims 'plummeting' after Government rule change — It has never been tougher to make a successful claim for the Disability Support Pension (DSP), new Government figures suggest.

Cuts, bruises, death: Stories from group homes — Posted June 22, 2016 18:35:12 It might be hard to imagine what it would be like to raise a child with a profound disability, but Gail Fenton can tell you. "If people consider what it might be like to live with a two-year-old perpetually - the two-year-old that up-ends the flower pot if they're not being supervised - then you can understand," she said.

Families raise concerns about 'culture of cover-ups' in disability group homes — Posted June 22, 2016 15:07:00 Parents of disabled people in group homes say they are concerned a culture of covering up serious incidents and avoiding police scrutiny pervades the sector. Parents whose adult children are in group homes have spoken out concerned about Federal Government inaction ahead of the full rollout of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

National Disability Insurance Scheme racing to meet demand for disability housing — Posted June 12, 2016 05:58:14 The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) faces a huge shortfall in disability housing when it is fully rolled out in 2020. The NDIS estimates six per cent of 460,000 participants will require disability housing.

Counter-Strike skins gambling: Australian teens risking thousands through video game — Gambling using one of the world's most popular video games is out-of-control and nothing is being done in Australia to protect young people from it, experts have told the ABC.

Almost a third of young women don't feel safe in public places at night, A Right to the Night report finds — Posted May 12, 2016 06:16:44 One in three young Australian women do not believe they should be in public spaces at night, a report has found. Nearly a quarter of those asked also said they did not think young women should ever travel on public transport alone.

Budget 2016: Concerns NDIS savings fund announced in budget could become 'political football' — Posted May 03, 2016 22:28:40 The Federal Government has moved to plug a future funding gap in the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), establishing a savings fund that will accrue $2.1 billion by 2020.

Budget 2016: Dementia spending set to skyrocket to $21b by 2030 as wave of new patients rely on care — Posted April 30, 2016 06:00:57 Dementia spending is set to soar in the coming decades, expected to rise to an estimated $21 billion by 2030 - four times the approximately $5 billion spent on the care of people living with dementia today.

Volunteers released after 520 day 'Mars mission' — Updated November 05, 2011 10:18:30 A 520-day simulated voyage to Mars has ended in Moscow and the six participating crew members are beginning their transition back to everyday life. The Mars 500 experiment was designed to study the psychological impact of isolation that would be encountered on a future manned trip to Mars.

Simulated gambling games leading to real-life problem gambling, report says — Posted April 22, 2016 12:03:42 People who play simulated gambling games for free online are more likely to become problem gamblers in real life, according to a report from the Australian Gambling Research Centre (AGRC). The report also said the easy access to free gambling games on smart phones and tablets was a major concern.
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Sep 23, 2016

The '@porterairlines experience' at #Washington #Dulles. One person working the desk. No separate line for bag drop-off. Nice #porter. Nice.

Sep 20, 2016

@FlyOpineMonkey @SFBART @metrotrains Theory is great. Practice: unreliable and looking pretty worn. Like @metrotrains, regarded with disdain

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