Adopting large-scale personalisation in the NDIS

But what constitutes success in personalisation for large-scale policymaking? And are there ways to reduce delays in designing and reviewing individual plans as the scheme rolls out to meet its target of 460,000 NDIS participants by mid-2020?

The reality of the regional NDIS

The NDIS funding model does not work for regional and rural Australia. We need a much smarter, hybrid block funded version of the NDIS due to the negligible supply in this market. The ILC lacks the financial capacity to successfully address this issue at a systemic level.

‘It is time for the NDIS to catch up’: Disability advocates call to fund access to sex work

The Administrative Appeals Tribunal this week ruled in favour of a woman with multiple sclerosis who applied for sex therapy funding in her NDIS plan, but was refused by the National Disability Insurance Agency.

The Morrison government has already indicated the NDIA will appeal the ruling, which said the woman should receive $10,000 a year to fund her treatment.

The NDIS, compensable injury and paybacks

Lawyers are challenged by the difficulty of advising their clients regarding the NDIS. The issue becomes complicated where the NDIS supports costs to be repaid to the NDIS are not at all related to the compensable injury, but to a pre-existing disability, or are in part pre-existing and in part injury-related. The issue is further complicated where the damages for care are for gratuitous care, not paid care for the kinds of supports that may be provided by the NDIS.

Shorten queries NDIS executive exodus

Labor frontbencher Bill Shorten wants to know why so many senior personnel in charge of the National Disability Insurance Scheme are leaving their posts.

Labor ‘alarmed’ by NDIA exodus

Bill Shorten has expressed concerns about instability in the National Disability Insurance Agency after it emerged several senior staff have departed the organisation in recent days.

Major Changes to the New Price Guide

The NDIA have just released “Version 1.1” of the 2019/20 Price Guide with a note that it is subject to change. Here’s what’s been changed and clarified:

Report highlights deep-rooted inequality in NDIS

Males and people with higher incomes are more likely to benefit from the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) than other demographic groups are, according to a new report.

The Fine Print & Corrections in the New Price Guide

The new Price Guide release has been a bit like a dating experience. On the first date on Tuesday, the first impressions were great – some big price increases where they were sorely needed, a lot of long standing questions answered and some complex rules were simplified. NDIS news was excited. But the honeymoon period ended quickly – over the last week of getting to know this new guide, they’ve started to uncover some details we overlooked in our initial excitement. And it looks like they weren’t the only ones: the NDIA have already issued corrections to the initial release.

Faster Support for Children on NDIS Plans

A push to decrease waiting times for children in the National Disability Insurance Scheme has been welcomed by advocates who warn there’s still a lot to do.