Mr De Luca advised the NDIA Board he had accepted a new role as CEO of Zenitas Healthcare, a community health organisation recently acquired by the private equity firm, Adamantem Capital Management and Liverpool Partners.
The leadership of the National Disability Insurance Agency has been thrown into limbo after the sudden resignation of CEO Robert De Luca. The appointment of a new CEO will be decided by the incoming government following the federal election on 18 May.
Given the national database is planned to roll out from the 1st July 2019 (with the exception of WA) providers are wondering what it is going to look like. We still don’t know a lot of the detail yet but here’s the information available now.
There’s more upheaval for the National Disability Insurance Scheme, with the boss of the organisation responsible for the multi billion dollar rollout quitting after less than two years in the job. Rob De Luca’s resignation from the National Disability Insurance Agency is effective immediately — he’s taking up a job with a private healthcare provider that gets a large amount of its income from the NDIS. Disability advocates are now waiting to see who’ll replace him.
Disability advocates are calling on the Federal Government to use those excess funds to fix the NDIS’s implementation problems, not just put them back into general revenue, saying the underspend is not because people don’t need help, but because they can’t work their way through the system to get it.
Almost one-in-five Australians are living with a disability. Those with a mental health condition make up the largest group on welfare
Kimberley Cramp, 28, and her partner-carer Alexander Trewin, 27, befriended the women before conning them into going to the couple’s Wodonga home, where the victims were held between August 15 and October 12, 2016.
Maryke quit her job to effectively train herself to become an occupational therapist for Billy, who is now 15 months old. She does hours of rehabilitative exercises with her son each day, including working on his motor skills by teaching him to play with toys with his right hand. Maryke also takes Billy to countless physiotherapy and speech pathology classes.
While the scheme has no doubt helped thousands of Australians since its inception, serious concerns remain about its inner workings- as well as its long term protection. with election day looming, what do both major parties need to do to fix the NDIS so it can operate at its optimum capacity, and ensure the future viability of the scheme?
With less than a month until the election, the Social Services Minister has fronted up to answer questions about the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). The NDIS was supposed to be a game-changer for disabled Australians but it’s been riddled with complaints.
With the Australian political parties gearing up for the Federal Election next month, disability peak bodies and advocates are calling for a focus on inclusion and support for people living with disability.
Pressure is mounting on John Ryan and Barbara Bennett to step down from the commission over their previous roles in departments likely to come under significant scrutiny during the inquiry.
“I am blind and there is no electronic application form. How can I be independent? This is debilitating … I don’t have a support person, family member, or a friend who can help me out with my paperwork. I can’t see to sign a form.”
When he is not doing laps or singing with community band, The Hidden Wonders, Danny has been working at the Welby Garden Centre, which was established by Challenge Southern Highlands to offer a range of assisted employment for people with disabilities. Danny met Jodie Boland, who has an intellectual disability, at work.
Those with disability experience more discrimination than any other group within society. Of all discrimination cases lodged with the Australian Human Rights Commission in 2016-17, 37 per cent were on the grounds of disability. Only 48 per cent of working-age people with a disability have a job, compared with 79 per cent of those without disability, according to 2015 ABS data.