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Violence and Disability Quarterly – Issue 28

This quarterly publication highlights projects, resources and research responding to violence against women with disabilities.

NDIS News Victoria

This newsletter provides a series of blog posts, events and resources to inform and support disability service providers in the transition to the NDIS.

Report on General Issues Around Implementation

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,.

Whatever it takes: Access for women with disabilities to domestic and family violence services

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

New Inspection Powers for Disability Services Commissioner

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.

Investigation into Victorian government school expulsions

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. 

NDIS Price Guide 2017-18

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.

Review of the National Advocacy Program – Consultation Report

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.