The problem will finally be rectified next month, although Blind Citizens Australia raised it about three years ago
Narina Carter suffers from a rare genetic condition which causes her body to create faulty collagen.The condition — Hypermobility Spectrum Disorder, or Ehrler’s-Danlos Syndrome — makes even the simplest of tasks, like doing the dishes, a challenge. Yet when she applied for help from the National Disability Insurance Scheme she was rejected.
Allegations of fraud within the national disability insurance scheme have surged dramatically, according to a new report that also reveals 25 dodgy former childcare operators will be booted from the scheme.
The Council of Australian Governments (COAG) Disability Reform Council (the Council) held its first formal meeting for 2019 on 28th June at the Gold Coast, Queensland. The Council resolved a number of long-standing issues, including the interaction of the NDIS with the health system and how the NDIS will support families with children who are … Continued
This report describes OPA’s continuing concerns about NDIS service agreements, based on their work with people with disability.
Victoria has settled a bitter feud with the Commonwealth over National Disability Insurance Scheme funding after signing a long-term agreement with the federal government.
The Institute for Choice, National Disability Services and Capital Markets CRC conducted a large-scale study to examine the choices of consumers and carers in the NDIS.
The automation of welfare services in Australia risks pushing vulnerable families deeper into poverty, the United Nations has heard.
National Disability Insurance Scheme participants could soon get funding for a broader range of health-related supports following a major Administrative Appeals Tribunal decision
The Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) has just released a mind-blowing judgement that could fundamentally alter the types of supports funded by the NDIS. It poses a question that has to be giving the NDIA massive anxiety attacks right about now: have we all got the reasonable and necessary criteria completely wrong?
The Prime Minister held a round-table meeting in Sydney yesterday with senior National Disability Insurance Agency executives and conceded the effective delivery of the scheme was an “enormously big task”.
Thousands of Australians living with a life-threatening swallowing condition could now get NDIS funding after the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) lost a high-stakes case at the administrative appeals tribunal.
Laura Tingle’s segment on the 7:30 Report looking at the NDIS, it’s challenges and what will happen next. Video and typed transcript available.
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A special needs program for adults is shutting down because it can’t survive under the NDIS funding model, in what has been described as a “disgusting” consequence of the national scheme.