This quarterly publication highlights projects, resources and research responding to violence against women with disabilities.
This newsletter provides a series of blog posts, events and resources to inform and support disability service providers in the transition to the NDIS.
This report provides an overview of activities that relate to the implementation, performance and governance of the NDIS from 1 July 2016 to 30 June 2017, and considers the general issues that have been raised in evidence to the committee. The report makes a number of recommendations,.
Strengthening the Medicare Levy to secure the future of the NDIS and other essential universal services
ACOSS has written a report arguing that the NDIS and health care need a fair and robust revenue source to ensure that they are continued to be adequately funded, urging them to quickly resolve these issues.
This research report aims to help tertiary response services to respond effectively to the needs of women with disabilities. Women with disabilities who have experienced violence seek help and support from tertiary services for similar reasons that other women do, including family and intimate partner abuse, sexual harassment and assault, coercive control, and stalking. However, women with disabilities also experience abuse related to their disability, including institutional violence and denial of provision of essential care
The commencement of the Disability Amendment Act 2017 provides for a new power of inspection by DSC Authorised Officers for the purpose of responding to reports of abuse and neglect.
A number of senior staff at DSC have been appointed to this position and they are immediately available to inspect disability service providers where concerns have been raised. DSC Authorised Officers have the power to visit and inspect Victorian disability service provider’s premises, effective immediately.
Provision of services under the NDIS for people with psychosocial disabilities related to a mental health condition
The final report tables 24 recommendations to better meet the needs of people with psychosocial disability, their families and carers under the NDIS. These recommendations not only relate to Scheme design and processes (to be considered by the NDIA), but also to how state and federal governments must address the needs of people not eligible for the Scheme.
Every year several hundred children are expelled from government schools. While this is a tiny fraction of the number of children in those schools, the impact of expulsion on the child, their family, and potentially, the wider community cannot be overstated. A disproportionate number of expelled children have a disability, are in out of home care, or identify as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander.
The updated NDIS Price Guide for 2017-18 is now available on the NDIS website and is effective from 1 July 2017. Details are provided on what changes have been made to this updated Guide.
This report summarises the responses received to the Discussion Paper, meetings with stakeholders by phone, in small groups and in large forums, and relevant research and review findings. It describes the themes and strategies identified, and provides some clarification of aspects of disability advocacy.