The Tribunal Case That (Should Have) Stopped the Nation

The job of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) is to smooth out points of complexity and disagreement in the NDIS. But sometimes you get the impression they probably weren’t expecting the level of mind-bogglingly complexity and vehement disagreement that they have been forced to encounter. PM v the NDIA is one of those cases.

NDIS Independent Assessment Pilot

The NDIA will be piloting the use of independent health professionals who will use standardised tools that help determine the functional impact a person’s disability has on their capacity to engage in the community, work place, and social activities.

Disability advocates call for NDIS funding certainty

Disability groups are demanding assurances that National Disability Insurance Scheme funding is secure and fully covered into the future, after it emerged $3.9 billion originally promised to the scheme will be redirected to fund drought relief.

Disability Services Difficult to Access in Regional Areas

Since becoming the primary carer for his disabled brother Cameron, Shannon Dore has come to realise that sourcing assistance from disability services in regional areas is a lot more difficult than it ought to be. 

Empowering people with disabilities, without exploiting support workers

In this lecture  Professor Tom Shakespeare –  a leading disability expert in the UK and Europe, talks about how new models of social care can facilitate greater flexibility and freedom and empower people with disability, while also present new risks to workers, as support work becomes increasingly insecure.

NDIS Taskforce Makes First Arrest

The Coalition Government established the National NDIS Fraud Taskforce in July to tackle potential fraud against the National Disability Insurance Scheme. A 34-year-old Victorian man has been charged for allegedly defrauding the NDIS of more than $400,000.

The Lowdown On Restrictive Practices

The NDIA requires that the delivery of specialist behaviour support services and use of restrictive practices must only be undertaken by registered NDIS providers and specialist behaviour support funding must be managed by the NDIA. As we know, the NDIA, will only purchase supports from registered providers. So, what about other supports? Is it possible to self-manage part of the funding?

Supporting People Ineligible for the NDIS

Troublingly, estimates show that only 89% of people with disability in Australia will be eligible for the NDIS. Sara explores how providers can support people who find themselves ineligible but still very much in need of support.

The reality of NDIS: greater need, fewer resources

Minister for Families and Social Services Paul Fletcher announced on September 26 that the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) had reached the milestone of registering its 200,000thparticipant. The number of NDIS participants is predicted to grow to about 460,000 by 202