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Coalition moves to reset confidence in NDIS

“We are listening, and will be consulting with people with disability and their families, the disability services sector, ministers and officials from Commonwealth and state governments and the NDIA as part of this review.”

NDIS review to cut red tape and wait times

David Tune AO PSM has been appointed to conduct a review of National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) legislation and rules, which in turn will inform the development of the Morrison Government’s promised NDIS Participant Service Guarantee. Minister for the National Disability Insurance Scheme, Stuart Robert, said the review of the National Disability Insurance Scheme Act 2013 will focus on streamlining NDIS processes.

‘This will get messy’: Paralympian Kurt Fearnley’s royal commission warning

Disability groups, along with Labor and the Greens, are calling for the removal of commissioners John Ryan and Barbara Bennett due to to conflict-of-interest concerns. Despite growing community pressure, the Morrison government is standing by the appointments. “This will get messy before it has even started,” Mr Fearnley said. “I think it might be time to look out the window and see what the voices of people with disability are saying.”

Senate wants disability commissioners axed

The Senate has called for two disability royal commissioners to be dumped over potential conflict of interests stemming from their work as public servants.

We are up to the task on NDIS, says Morrison

The Prime Minister held a round-table meeting in Sydney yesterday with senior National Disability Insurance Agency ­executives and conceded the ­effective delivery of the scheme was an “enormously big task”.

Familiar faces remain in Labor’s shadow ministry ‘refresh’

Former opposition leader Bill Shorten has been appointed shadow minister for the National Disability Insurance Scheme in Labor’s new-look shadow cabinet, while Andrew Leigh will continue to work with the charity sector as shadow assistant minister.

Guardianship Reform Laws Pass Parliament

The biggest changes to Victoria’s guardianship and administration laws in more than 30 years have passed the Parliament thanks to the Andrews Labor Government.

Minister for the NDIS included in Morrison’s new-look cabinet

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has appointed the first ever dedicated minister for the National Disability Insurance Scheme, as part of a major cabinet reshuffle in wake of the federal election. Liberal MP Stuart Robert will enter cabinet as the minister for the NDIS after the scheme was taken out of the social services portfolio.

Here’s hoping PM’s ‘all Australians’ include the visually impaired

In Scott Morrison’s victory speech he said he would govern for “all Australians”. That statement gave many people with disability hope that they would have a stronger voice and that their needs would be given higher priority by the government in this parliamentary term.

Morrison vows to prioritise NDIS following election win

Newly re-elected Prime Minister Scott Morrison says fixing problems in the National Disability Insurance Scheme will be an immediate priority for the federal government, as the social sector reacts to the Coalition’s stunning election victory. This pledge has been welcomed by disability groups, who say they intend to keep the prime minister to his word.