No “opt out” for NDIS Participants

My Health Record has been all over the news, with the federal government scrambling to allow extra time for consumers to deliberate over whether their privacy is at risk and to decide exactly how much of their personal medical information they want to share. The concept of privacy as a right for consumers and citizens of Australia isn’t always awarded the same seriousness for people with disability.

ILC investment strategy: Funding secure to 2022

The much anticipated ILC Investment Strategy taking us beyond 2020 was released within a hair’s breadth of Christmas Eve.

The strategy remains true to its foundation principles outlined in the Commissioning Framework, particularly in relation to the importance of maintaining a strong outcomes focus and the balance between building individual capacity and creating broader opportunities for people with disability. 

However, it is in the application of these principles that we see a different approach to previous years. 

NDIS IT systems hobbling scheme, inquiry finds

A failure to design the IT systems behind the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) around participants has resulted in “administrative burden and additional transaction costs”, a parliamentary inquiry has found.

Make the NDIS work petition

By filling out your details on this form, you’ll be adding your voice to the thousands of others in the Every Australian Counts community.

Strengthening ILC: A national strategy towards 2022

Australians with disability are set to benefit from a new approach to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Information, Linkages and Capacity (ILC) Building program.

NDIS supports participants with dysphagia

The Australian Government and state and territory governments have agreed interim solutions to ensure people with dysphagia do not fall through cracks between mainstream health systems and the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

NDIA announces “Very Complex Needs” pricing tier

The NDIA will today announce a new pricing tier for self-care, social and recreational support for Participants with “very complex” support needs.  The long overdue new loading will be set at 10.3% and will be effective from February 2019. The Australian has reported that around 10% of Participants will be funded for supports at this level. 

NDIS launches test of new and improved website – Have your say

Closing date: January 31, 2019

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) new test website has been launched for community feedback. The test version has been developed following extensive consultation and testing with participants, families, carers, providers and representatives from the disability sector.

SIL quoting: the chicken, the egg or just a plain mess

If you are a person wanting 24 hour support for personal care, mobility support, health and well-being, and a vastly improved living situation, you would certainly care which came first- the SIL quote or having SIL in your Plan?