Meet the creative minds behind our mural

Meet the creative minds behind our mural The name ‘Butter Fish Services’ is no coincidence. It represents a strong spiritual tie between the company’s CEO Don MacAskill and his Aboriginal culture. In a step further, late last year the Butter Fish company headquarters...

Real Talk Video Series – #1 Choice and Control

Real Talk Video #1. - Choice and Control Do you want choice and control of your NDIS plan? Butter Fish Services CEO Don MacAskill explains in this Real Talk video why it is important to have choice and control over your NDIS plan. We have made it our mission to change...

Jason’s Story

Jason's Story Jason is a Gumbaynggirr man who came to Butter Fish Services originally for support coordination. Shortly afterwards he decided to move his other supports from another service provider to Butter Fish Services as well. The thing that Jason really valued...

Real Talk Project Launches!

Real Talk. Real Goals As the New Year rolls in, many of us find ourselves looking back over our year – the things we did well, and the things we would like to do differently. For some people with disabilities, this reflection might include their NDIS Goals. When goals...

Liz’s Story – “I wasn’t going to give up on life”

  Liz's Story - "I wasn’t going to give up on life" Liz was Butter Fish Services very first client, and she continues to be our number one star. Liz recently starred in Butter Fish Service's first video, so we thought we would share her story with you. Liz is...

Evaluating scope for innovation and choice under the NDIS

The introduction of the NDIS was a much needed move in the right direction for our community. However, more than three years down the track, many who exist to support people with disabilities are questioning whether the insurance scheme is really providing choice and...

Outcome Focussed Supports, Change Is Here!

I first spoke about outcome focussed supports at a conference on NDIS in 2016. The idea of outcome focussed supports was still new. I can recall that many in the room didn't like the idea, and felt that it was ok to keep doing as they have always done. It is a shame...

Because Of Her, We Can!

The theme for NAIDOC Week this year is "Because of Her, We Can". It is about honouring the vital and instrumental role women play in our communities. This has led me to reflect on how important women have been in my life, on my journey to date. I have been very...

Get Ready for the new NDIS Quality and Safeguard Commission

From 1 July 2018, the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) will have oversight by the newly established Quality and Safeguards Commission. The Commission will be responsible for enforcing rules that directly affect providers and how they deliver supports and...

Reconciliation, A Different Conversation

This time, almost 20 years ago I was the Executive Officer for NSW Reconciliation, working for the Hon Linda Burney MP. At the time she was still the President of NSW AECG, and her political ambitions were only beginning to come clear, she taught me many lessons. I...

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