The minister responsible for the NDIS has compared it to a plane taking off while still being built and admits the scheme is not always living up to expectations.
There’s growing angst about the financial viability of Australia’s disability service providers, with 75 per cent saying they can’t continue offering services under the current pricing regime. The minister responsible has wasted no time in responding to the concerns, saying he’ll announce a review of the pricing system today.
A Melbourne disability carer sexually assaulted two intellectually disabled women in his care within an hour, telling one of them not to say anything or he would lose his job.
National Disability Insurance Agency chief executive Martin Hoffman quickly shut down his personal Twitter account on Monday night, after the opposition went for the jugular with claims his past activity showed political bias, but he remains on the platform.
Stuart Robert has defended the governance of the National Disability Insurance Agency, but refused to sign up to more ambitious targets to get younger people out of aged care in an outing at the National Press Club on Thursday.
Minister Stuart Robert fronted the National Press Club this afternoon, announcing a plan to deliver the final 20% of the NDIS and “set it up for future success.” The proposed plan has 6 “swim lanes”. These are…
An Adelaide mother has told the disability royal commission her son suffered severe injuries and was made to live in filth while in residential care.
The public servant leading the National Disability Insurance Agency will receive a pay rise following requests from the minister to the Remuneration Tribunal. NDIA CEO Martin Hoffman will take home an additional fixed loading of $166,260 per year until November 2022, on top of his $554,220 salary.
National Disability Insurance Scheme Minister Stuart Robert concedes the NDIS is “not always living up to high expectations”, but insists it is on track to include half a million Australians within five years.
The Morrison government must create stronger targets for disability employment and ensure all people with disability are paid fairly in their jobs, advocates say.
“When you say you’re going to have a royal commission that’s going to have disabled people at the heart of it and then you don’t have a single disabled person whose giving evidence, that’s incredibly problematic,” advocate Samantha Connor said.
Children’s Court president Judge Amanda Chambers has lashed out at the Department of Health and Human Services for leaving her with little option but to send a profoundly disabled young man – who may not understand what he has done wrong – to juvenile detention.
Disability royal commission chair’s remarks attacked as ‘provocative, intemperate and inappropriate’
As the first hearing got underway in Townsville on Monday, Mr Sackville took a swipe at activists who had criticised the commission’s processes.
More than half of Northern Territory participants in the disability scheme are Indigenous – and for those who live on country, isolation, culture and environment are compounded by bureaucratic hurdles
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