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The Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) has just released a mind-blowing judgement that could fundamentally alter the types of supports funded by the NDIS. It poses a question that has to be giving the NDIA massive anxiety attacks right about now: have we all got the reasonable and necessary criteria completely wrong?
The Prime Minister held a round-table meeting in Sydney yesterday with senior National Disability Insurance Agency executives and conceded the effective delivery of the scheme was an “enormously big task”.
Thousands of Australians living with a life-threatening swallowing condition could now get NDIS funding after the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) lost a high-stakes case at the administrative appeals tribunal.
A shock study has revealed that elderly people are more likely to suffer from hypothermia because of the cost of he… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… Retweeted by DARU
Disability and Aged Care: Royal Commission Consultation: COTA Vic and DARU want to hear the good, the bad and the u… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Disability and Aged Care: Royal Commission Consultation: COTA Vic and DARU want to hear the good, the bad and the… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…