The panel, made up of 28 organisations with demonstrated connection to people with disability, will offer support so that participants can take part in co-design, consultation and engagement opportunities. It was selected after an extensive selection process.
The draft legislation of the new NDIS Act is finally here, marking the beginning of the end of what has been an anxious and emotional journey for the disability community. The Act was dropped last Thursday by the Department of Social Services (DSS) for a period of public feedback. Additionally, they have introduced new Rules.
The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) has introduced a temporary measure to further support participants during the COVID-19 pandemic, with those in lockdown areas no longer needing to use their support funding to pay someone to cook and shop for them.
The agreement or compact will be focused on building and strengthening the mutual relationship between the NDIA, Council and disability sector. It will explain how we want to work together including an agreed definition of co-design and how it will be applied to potential Scheme improvements.
New data about NDIS costs has been released by Minister for the NDIS Linda Reynolds and the NDIA in the last week or so. Here’s our quick analysis on what the Federal Government is getting wrong in its story about well-off people with disability in the cities getting more funding than people in rural and regional areas.
Journalist and author Rick Morton was hugely popular at WTFH. Now he’s back in episode 34 with loads of juicy insights. You’ll want to break out the popcorn for this one.
Minister for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Senator the Hon Linda Reynolds CSC has announced two new Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) advancements for NDIS participants, following a successful roundtable with the SDA sector today.
National Disability Insurance Scheme ‘too complex’ for people from diverse backgrounds, agencies warn
Mr Mung’s NDIS plan has provided him with a mobility scooter and he accesses physiotherapy and swimming classes with the help of a Burmese-speaking support worker. But securing that help was a battle.
The Commonwealth says the states must agree to reform the National Disability Insurance Scheme before finalising a new joint funding agreement in two years, as new data reaffirms the cost of the multibillion-dollar program is spiralling towards unsustainability and not delivering the results it was meant to.
Advocates for the rights of people with disability have long experience in successful and high-impact campaigning. Below, the Every Australian Counts campaign shares some of the backstory to their recent success in fighting off the Federal Government’s plans to introduce independent assessments under the NDIS.
Disability advocates are not surprised by the data, and say the NDIA’s existing culturally and linguistically diverse engagement strategy is “rubbish” and key elements around its implementation have been overlooked.
The latest National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) quarterly report shows the world first scheme is continuing to grow at a record rate. Minister for the NDIS Minister Senator the Hon Linda Reynolds CSC said today’s report shows we have much to celebrate as a nation.
This revelation seems to be consistent across all age groups, however, one peak body says that, unfortunately, this has been the case for a while and is not new information, it has only now been recognised by the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA).
The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is extending the NDIS Fraud Taskforce to crack down on dodgy providers and ensure participants get the supports they need. Minister for the NDIS, Senator the Hon Linda Reynolds CSC today announced the Taskforce will be extended indefinitely to protect the integrity of the Scheme and the participants it supports.
A taskforce established to crack down down on fraud in the $22 billion National Disability Insurance Scheme will be extended indefinitely after it uncovered millions of dollars of alleged rorts in three years.