Meet the creative minds behind our mural

Butter Fish Services 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 were decked out in a mural thanks to the collaboration of Wiradjuri […]

Real Talk Video Series – #1 Choice and Control

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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 how NDIS Support Services […]

Jason’s Story

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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 about Butter Fish Services was that an Aboriginal person was coordinating his supports […]

Real Talk Project Launches!

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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 aren’t reached, we can feel disappointed. […]

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

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  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 lucky to be alive. Following a […]

Evaluating scope for innovation and choice under the NDIS

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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 control. The scheme was introduced to drive innovation in the sector […]

Outcome Focussed Supports, Change Is Here!

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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 that somewhere along the line it […]

Because Of Her, We Can!

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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 fortunate to grow up […]

Get Ready for the new NDIS Quality and Safeguard Commission

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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 services. Up till now, the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA), responsible for the administration of NDIS, […]

Reconciliation, A Different Conversation

Reconciliation, A Different Conversation 14

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 was young and maybe somewhat naive, believing […]