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After 12 months, NDIS commission still hasn’t answered family’s questions about son’s bruises

In October 2018, the family of a severely disabled man became so concerned about bruises he was suffering while living in full-time care that they asked for them to be investigated. Almost a year later, the Donaldsons are still waiting for a finding into what happened to Sam Donaldson, who is 33, non-verbal, and, due to his mental disability and severe autism, functions more like a three-year-old.

NDIS issues ironed out by mid-2020: govt

Most of the outstanding issues over the operation of the National Disability Insurance Scheme should be ironed out by the middle of next year, federal minister for the program Stuart Robert says.

2019 UN Outcomes Report

The findings cover how Australia is doing with regard to the rights of persons with disabilities, and covers positive developments, areas of concern, as well as listing the committees recommendations for Australia to action. The Report recognised the positive work that Australia has undertaken.  However, the Report also revealed that the committee is deeply concerned … Continued

Exclusive: Key NDIS emails held on private bank server

So much in the world of disability policy is opaque. The NDIS itself is a Byzantine twist of acronyms and policies within policies that manage – some say, by design – to defeat those it was intended to serve. Especially if they happen to be poor, without formal education, a person of colour or a migrant. Is administrative impenetrability a form of abuse? It is the first abuse, disability activists say.

McKinsey’s $25m NDIS haul

Between the dual Consolidated Revenue sinkholes of NBN Co and the National Disability Insurance Scheme, there’s never been a better time to be a management consultant. Since its establishment in 2013, the National Disability Insurance Agency’s spending on consultants has been quite extraordinary.

NDIS like a runaway train: Shorten

“Today’s revelations … of senior executives in disability services dining out on the disabled is yet again another symptom of the core problem … there is sickness at the heart of the NDIS.”

Outrageous decision by NDIA pits participants against providers

In June, the NDIS announced prices for this financial year. This included the introduction of a 7.5% loading as a Temporary Transformation Payment (TTP) to assist providers transform their businesses to operate in a competitive market.

Advocacy groups call for NDIS to fund sexual supports

The position statement released by Disabled Peoples’ Organisations (DPO) demands a comprehensive national policy on sexuality and the NDIS, saying “governments have an obligation to ensure people with disability can enjoy rich and fulfilling lives equal to others in society”.