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The scheme was a promise of the Gillard government in 2012. But that promise was unfunded, which made it more like a good idea than well-thought-out public policy.
The $22 billion National Disability Insurance Scheme is the furthest behind schedule it has been since a computer system meltdown at the start of transition last year, even as it passes a milestone in signing up 100,000 people for individual support
A parliamentary committee has made 24 recommendations relating to access to the NDIS for people with psychosocial disabilities relating to mental health.
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Turnbull Government Invests $60 Million in Disability Advocacy ow.ly/3eO330et8Z7
PhD scholarship opportunity in disability and policy ow.ly/uLFB30erauX
New powers for the Disability Services Commissioner. Read more here.. ow.ly/Ik5U30et8We