NDIS Delay is Not OK

Findings from a recent review of NDIA capabilities have led to speculation that the NDIS rollout could be delayed beyond 2019. Dr George Taleporos says although the review is useful in alerting us to current challenges, it should not be used to justify a longer timeline for implementation. The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) recently … Continued

National Disability Insurance Agency Capability Review

Chris Kenny asks Senator Hon Mitch Fifield about the NDIA capability report: Now as I say, it’s very much a Labor scheme, Julia Gillard’s legacy item. Of course before the election, the Liberal Party supported it in a bipartisan way to make sure that it had both parties supporting it at the election. Now this report says … Continued

NDIS Timetable Under Review

The timetable for delivering national disability insurance is under review after a damning assessment of the decision to launch the scheme a year early. The Federal Disabilities Minister commissioned an assessment of the agency running the program late last year. It says Labor’s decision to fast-track the scheme has meant the focus has been on … Continued

Deliver NDIS on Time and Get it Right

The national peak cross-disability body People with Disability Australia (PWDA) has urged the Australian Government to deliver the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) on time while investing the effort needed to get it right. This follows the release of the capability review by the National Disability Insurance Agency Capability Review. The Review found that the … Continued

NDIA Capability Review

Today I release an independent review of the capability of the NDIS Agency (NDIA), which is charged with delivering the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). The review was commissioned by the Board of the Agency in response to my requests in December last year for their assessment of the early operation of the Scheme and … Continued

A Strong Voice: Self-Advocacy’

‘A Strong Voice’ is the third webinar from the National Disability Insurance Agency held on 27 February 2014. This is an uplifting discussion on self-advocacy, and how people with disability take control of their own lives to speak for themselves. The panel of guests discuss ways that self-advocacy  helps them to make informed choices about … Continued

NDIS Administration could be Contracted Out

DAVID MARK: Figures were revealed this week showing the trials of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) are running above the budget. The Federal Minister in charge of the NDIS, Senator Mitch Fifield, says he’s still committed to delivering the scheme in full. But the Treasurer has flagged concerns that it’s blowing out as he … Continued

NDIS Workforce Strategy Development Underway

The Abbott Government recognises that a strong, responsive and NDIS-ready workforce is key to making a better deal for people with disability a reality. The Government has kick-started the process for developing a National Disability Insurance Scheme Workforce Strategy with a report into workforce issues. National Disability Services (NDS) has been contracted to deliver the … Continued

Funding Disability Advocacy: An Economic and Human Rights Imperative’

This pre-budget submission to Treasury reiterates the need to fully fund and deliver the NDIS and implement the National Disability Strategy, with the main focus on the need to increase funding for disability advocacy. This submission is available in PDF and Word formats from the DANA website.

NDIS Quarterly Reports

Each quarter the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) prepares a report on its operations for the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) Disability Reform Council in accordance with section 174 of the National Disability Insurance Scheme Act 2013. The quarterly reports provide the COAG Disability Reform Council with information, including statistics, about participants in each jurisdiction … Continued

NDIS Information Translations

NDIS information for people with disability, families and carers is now available in Arabic, Chinese, Hindi, Korean, Spanish and Vietnamese. An Easy English summary has also been developed. All information sheets are available for download from the

Labor Slams NDIS Privatisation Call

A potential sell-off of the National Disability Insurance Scheme agency would betray disabled people and their carers, the federal opposition says. During a senate inquiry on Wednesday, the chairman of the Abbott government’s commission of audit, Tony Shepherd, refused to rule out recommending a sell-off of the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA), which is tasked … Continued

Disability Funding is No Charity, it’s an Investment

Treasurer Joe Hockey warned earlier this week of a “massive blowout” in the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) if the system wasn’t made more efficient. This follows subtle re-positioning of the government’s stance on the NDIS since the election. Tony Abbott referred to the scheme as a “trial” rather than a “launch” after the recent … Continued