Cops accuse five of fleecing disabled of $1.1m

Federal police say they will hunt down offenders involved in ­“despicable” scams on people with disabilities, after busting an ­alleged organised crime syndicate suspected of defrauding the ­National Disability Insurance Scheme.

NDIS Quarterly Data

Early Childhood Intervention Australia Victoria/Tasmania Limited (ECIA VIC/TAS) would like to ensure that people are aware that the NDIA releases comprehensive data analysis on a quarterly basis. Because of the value of this data, they have created a new section on the website for the benefit of members that will speedlink to each quarterly update.

Patients Pay The Price For Scott Morrison’s Botched NDIS

Victorians with a disability are stuck in hospital for more than three months after they are ready to be discharged due to Scott Morrison’s botched rollout of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

New analysis has revealed the extent of the delays being confronted by hospital patients who are either waiting for an approved NDIS plan, or who can’t access the services they need which would enable them to return home.

A horrible chain of events means this disabled woman can’t go home

Garry Saville is now fighting for accountability and for the future of his disabled daughter, after an NDIS failure called “one of the worst” by a disability advocate. A simple renovation on his Elmhurst home for his wife Marilyn has turned into a nightmare.

Ask a policy expert: why can’t I access my disability support plans easily?

We found that despite consultation with disability advocates and people with disability when the NDIS was being designed, it is not wholly delivering on its promise of “choice and control” for people with disability. Choice and control is far from the universal experience of the NDIS’s implementation and evaluation.

How can the NDIS be more effective?

But disability advocates have concerns that those who may not fall into the first area of individual packages may not be getting enough support in mainstream services. There are also concerns that people with higher and quite complex support needs may not get support, as providers can now pick and choose who to service and state providers have dropped disability as a responsibility.

Ensuring better insurance for Australians

What is not mentioned in the justification behind the underspend is that many participants have money in their plans they haven’t been able to spend, which is then repurposed across the scheme.

Lived experience is important but it shouldn’t be a deal breaker

The chief of the National Disability Insurance Scheme has resigned and some advocates are calling for the new chief executive officer to be a person with a disability, someone who has “lived experience”. Such a requirement is well intentioned but in my view there are good reasons to be cautious.

Labor vows to protect NDIS funds into the future

Opposition leader Bill Shorten said a Labor government would establish an NDIS Future Fund that acts as a “locked box” for funds allocated to the NDIS that were not used.