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New Videos about Supported Decision Making Available

Independent Mental Health Advocacy have made new video resources for people with Mental Health disabilities. Making an Advance Statement and appointing a Nominated Person to support you are two ways in which people facing compulsory treatment can set out their treatment and recovery preferences. IMHA have developed videos with consumers and AUSLAN interpreters to assist people who … Continued

Supreme Court rules that Owners Corporations must not discriminate

The Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commissions  intervention in the Supreme Court case of Owners Corporation v Anne Black got a great result for people with a disability seeking reasonable adjustments from owners corporations. The Supreme Court’s decision makes it clear that our Equal Opportunity Act requires owners corporations to make reasonable adjustments for both tenants and … Continued

NDIS Report Card: Outcomes for Younger People In Residential Care

The Summer Foundation has released a report card highlighting  the six most important outcomes for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) to achieve for young people in residential aged care (YPIRAC). This is the second report card in its series.  

National Disability Insurance Scheme Provider Registration and Practice Standards Rules 2018

These rules set out some of the conditions that providers must comply with to become and remain registered NDIS providers. They also set out the NDIS Practice Standards that apply to all registered NDIS providers, and those that apply to providers delivering more complex supports in areas such as behaviour support, early childhood supports, specialist support coordination and specialist disability accommodation.

National Disability Insurance Scheme (Code of Conduct) Rules 2018

The NDIS Code of Conduct applies to all NDIS providers and persons employed or otherwise engaged by them, regardless of whether they are registered.  The NDIS Code of Conduct supports the rights of people with disability in the National Disability Insurance Scheme to have access to safe and ethical supports, and reflects the core values and principles set out in the National Standards for Disability Services, the National Mental Health Standards and the National Disability Insurance Scheme Act 2013

Access and Inclusion Index 2017-18 Benchmark Report

In 2017-18, twenty-eight members of the Australian Network on Disability benchmarked their inclusion of people with disability as employees customers and stakeholders. Using the the Network’s Access and Inclusion Index these organisations gained insights into their strengths and maturity on their journey to be accessible and inclusive. 

Just Invisible: Medical access issues for homebound/bedridden persons

People who are homebound and/or bedridden have extensive and systemic problems with accessing the medical healthcare system, including access to General Practitioners, medical professionals, hospital systems and allied health. If you don’t turn up you are assumed not to need or want the service. This extensive report details many of the problems faced by homebound/bedridden … Continued

Investigation report: Administration of reviews under the National Disability Insurance Scheme Act 2013

Without significant efforts to improve the timeliness of NDIA’s administration of reviews and communication with participants, there remains a risk that participants’ right to review will be undermined and review processes will continue to lack fairness and transparency and continue to drive a high volume of complaints.

Side by Side

This guide contains step-by-step instructions, an easy English fact sheet, and the forms to appoint a medical support person and supportive attorney. The information and forms in this edition have been updated to take into account the implementation of the Medical Treatment Planning and Decisions Act 2016 which came into effect on 12 March 2018.