A federal parliamentary inquiry has heard repeated criticism of the early childhood, early intervention approach being rolled out as part of the NDIS. Allied health groups and disability service providers say NDIA staff are often poorly trained, and don’t always accept advice from health professionals.
The National Disability Insurance Agency has insisted it is still developing an innovative virtual assistant program, voiced by Cate Blanchett, despite reports it had been deterred by the “robo-debt” and census crises.
NDIS’ virtual assistant Nadia, voiced by Cate Blanchett, stalls after recent census, robo-debt bungles
The so-called “Nadia project” aims to help people navigate the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) through a virtual assistant. Oscar winner Cate Blanchett is the voice of Nadia, whose face and personality has been created by New Zealand artificial intelligence whiz Mark Sagar.
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,.
Strengthening the Medicare Levy to secure the future of the NDIS and other essential universal services
ACOSS has written a report arguing that the NDIS and health care need a fair and robust revenue source to ensure that they are continued to be adequately funded, urging them to quickly resolve these issues.
Mental health advocate concerned over lack of resources for projected psychosocial disability needs and the increasing use of phone calls to assess eligibility
The rollout of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) in selected sites in 2016 signified a shift in cultural views about disability. Historical views were based on a medical model derived from deficit, dysfunction and impairment. Today, we ask that building capacity, inclusion and access be the way forward for people and young children living … Continued
Australians with severe mental health problems are being regularly barred from the national disability insurance scheme, prompting fears that under-resourcing and a lack of expertise are compromising decision-making.
A parliamentary committee says delays facing those trying to access services under the national disability insurance scheme are unacceptable.
Housing for people with disability is being transformed from grants-based funding to a market-based system where people with disabilities control their own funding. This market has the potential to grow in size by around A$5 billion over the next five years in the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).