As a new oversight report draws attention to the market stewardship of the National Disability Insurance Scheme. To prevent market failure we need actions, not just principles. Without robust service delivery markets, the NDIS will fail to meet its goals of choice and control for people with a disability.
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The challenges for both participants and service providers to transition to a market-led service delivery model cannot be underestimated. Creating a participant enabling environment and developing a competitive marketplace is vital to the success of the Scheme. However, during the course of this inquiry, the committee heard that the NDIA, as the lead market steward, … Continued
A vulnerability in the service portal for the National Disability Insurance Scheme has allowed a number of providers to obtain personally identifiable information of users and steal money.
A mother says she faces a “devastating” loss of short-term accommodation for her son with disability, and is calling for greater access to this support under the National Disability Insurance Scheme.
“The portal flaw allowed any participant or registered provider to guess a nine-digit plan number in the search function and bring up random support packages from participants,” the report said. Labor’s shadow social services minister, Linda Burney, said on Friday the Social Services Minister Paul Fletcher “needed to immediately” explain what the ramifications of this breach would be, and why the breach occurred in the first place.
Frauds are continuing against users of the $22 billion National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA), which runs the NDIS, set up a specific fraud task force earlier in 2018, while it was reported in February that the NDIA was investigating over 500 allegations of fraud or “sharp practice”, up from 300 in July 2017. Recent complaints of fraud against NDIS users include sums in the order of tens of thousands of dollars being “siphoned” from support packages. From The Australian:
Over the last few months, I have witnessed an alarming number of problematic and, frankly, confusing responses from the NDIA to submitted Housing Solutions reports.
A supreme court judge has issued a stunning public condemnation of the National Disability Insurance Agency, finding it tried to recoup funds with “no proper basis” from a woman with profound disabilities, and then came dangerously close to contempt of court.
This report marks the end of the NDIS’s fifth year. Don’t they grow up so fast? But in all seriousness, the five-year mark is a great opportunity to reflect on how far the Scheme has come (or failed to come) to date.
The federal government is increasing the National Disability Insurance Agency’s staff cap, as part of a suite of workforce changes designed to deliver a “better experience” for people with disability.
The inquiry will scrutinise the impact of ICT infrastructure on the implementation of the scheme, as well as the appropriateness of NDIS-facing IT systems and the MyPlace Portal used by participants and providers.
The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) will deliver a better experience to participants thanks to improvements that will commence to be rolled out from October. Workforce improvements, including staff numbers and training are also included in the planned improvements.
awarding ILC grants, with the announcement of the outcomes of their new non-competitive, ‘invite only’ ILC Remote Grants.
The Autism Advisory Group, established as a voice for people with autism participating in the National Disability Insurance Scheme, announced its four key issues of focus for the next 12 months.