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How to get the NDIS on track

The NDIS is the right reform for Australia; but the scale and complexity of implementation is placing enormous pressure on all stakeholders. Some of this pressure is an inevitable consequence of large-scale change, but some is avoidable. The road to the NDIS is rougher and riskier than it needs to be. In this paper, NDS … Continue reading

National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Costs: position paper

This position paper outlines the Commission’s early thinking on NDIS costs. The purpose of this position paper is to seek feedback on the Commission’s preliminary conclusions, and on any additional issues that should be considered before the public release of the final study report. This position paper was released on 14 June 2017. You are … Continue reading

2017 Brenda Gabe Leadership Award – Nominations now open

This award recognises and rewards the contribution women with disabilities have made that is of direct benefit to women with disabilities, or to making a more inclusive community, in Victoria. You are invited to nominate a woman with a disability, or a group of women with disabilities making a difference. All award nominees are acknowledged and … Continue reading

Choice, Control and the NDIS

This report examining the experiences of people in the Barwon trial site was released this week. Choice, Control and the NDIS, funded by the University of Melbourne’s Social Equity Institute, explores the degree to which the NDIS was achieving its aims and objectives, as well as identifying what additional information and supports were required to better … Continue reading

ILC National Readiness Grants: Winners announced

The successful applicants of the first round of ILC National Readiness Grants have now been announced.  total of 39 projects have been funded, across 36 organisations Of these, 15 projects are for Capacity Building for Mainstream, while 24 are for Community Capacity Building The average grant size is $376,000. The average was slightly higher for … Continue reading

NDIS Code of Conduct Consultation

The Code of Conduct is part of the new NDIS Quality and Safeguarding Framework and is been developed to ensure that all NDIS participants have the same protections, regardless of where they live in Australia. The Code of Conduct will outline expectations for providers and workers delivering supports under the NDIS and will outline the course … Continue reading

Metro Trains Text Messaging Assistance Service

Metro Trains is committed to continuously introducing options to ensure an accessible journey for everyone. Customers with communication difficulty or disability will now be given another option for obtaining information through the introduction of a text messaging assistance service. The service will be launched as a 3 month trial from 1 May and will be available … Continue reading