The threshold for what was considered “low cost” increased from around $500 to “generally under $1,500” in July this year. And according to this update, it was tripled again to $5,000 on 1 October. But, sadly, it seems like this might be an update that is too good to be true.
Only a quarter of Australians regularly hang out with people with a disability, but these ‘gig buddies’ are different
Will and David’s genuine friendship is rare, according to the Australia Talks National Survey, which revealed Australians who do not live with a disability rarely socialise with people who do.
National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Minister Stuart Robert this month announced a number of “practical changes” to the scheme. Acknowledging the NDIS is not consistently living up to expectations, he said these improvements will put it “onto a business as usual even keel for the long term”.
The NDIS Commission received 1422 complaints – more than half which came from ‘a person with disability’ or their family or friend. More than half of these related to the very broad category of ‘provider practice’. The complaints process was completed for 1063 of these complaints with less than half being handled within six weeks (47%).
Ms Warn, who has PTSD, told a parliamentary inquiry into the NDIS that she had been “bullied, berated, intimidated and lied to” as she dealt with bureaucrats in the scheme. “They’ve won. I’ve given up,” Ms Warn said.
More than half of disability providers fear they won’t be able to offer National Disability Insurance Scheme services under current prices, according to a new survey.
The minister responsible for the NDIS has compared it to a plane taking off while still being built and admits the scheme is not always living up to expectations.
There’s growing angst about the financial viability of Australia’s disability service providers, with 75 per cent saying they can’t continue offering services under the current pricing regime. The minister responsible has wasted no time in responding to the concerns, saying he’ll announce a review of the pricing system today.
National Disability Insurance Agency chief executive Martin Hoffman quickly shut down his personal Twitter account on Monday night, after the opposition went for the jugular with claims his past activity showed political bias, but he remains on the platform.
Stuart Robert has defended the governance of the National Disability Insurance Agency, but refused to sign up to more ambitious targets to get younger people out of aged care in an outing at the National Press Club on Thursday.
Minister Stuart Robert fronted the National Press Club this afternoon, announcing a plan to deliver the final 20% of the NDIS and “set it up for future success.” The proposed plan has 6 “swim lanes”. These are…
The public servant leading the National Disability Insurance Agency will receive a pay rise following requests from the minister to the Remuneration Tribunal. NDIA CEO Martin Hoffman will take home an additional fixed loading of $166,260 per year until November 2022, on top of his $554,220 salary.
National Disability Insurance Scheme Minister Stuart Robert concedes the NDIS is “not always living up to high expectations”, but insists it is on track to include half a million Australians within five years.
More than half of Northern Territory participants in the disability scheme are Indigenous – and for those who live on country, isolation, culture and environment are compounded by bureaucratic hurdles
We know you have only just got your feet under the desk but you are about to find out that all the folks working at the NDIA have to do a 100 day plan to guide their work. we have put pen to paper and come up with a few ideas to help you get started on your plan. We have built this to-do list based on feedback from thousands of NDIS participants and their families. People who REALLY want the NDIS to work and are doing everything they can at their end to make that happen.