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Falling off the ‘magical cliff’: Call for review of NDIS age ‘discrimination’

And now he is taking on the federal government over a feature of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) that means people with a disability who do not register with the scheme before the age of 65 are barred from funding under the scheme. Instead, they are at the mercy of the aged-care system.

Fears are justified, says PWDA President

I spoke not in my capacity as President of People with Disability Australia, nor as a board member on any of the other boards that I sit on. I spoke as a disabled woman and a carer who, like many of us, has spent a lifetime battling disability and mainstream services and systems.

Turbulence ahead for NDIS amid proposed changes

The latest documents, released under freedom of information laws, show that NDIA officials inserted an entire chapter into the latest review of the scheme legislation. That chapter recommended the introduction of independent assessments for everyone who is a part of the scheme, a change likely to take place by the end of the year.

Quality and Safeguards: You Don’t Know What You Don’t Know

There is no doubt about it: the NDIS quality and safeguarding system is a complicated beast. Many newly transitioned providers are scratching their heads about what all this means in practice. If you aren’t sure whether you are across the fundamentals, here’s some questions to help…

‘End big four consultancy cronyism’ in the NDIS: Bill Shorten

Addressing the National Press Club, Mr Shorten blamed “big consultancy cronyism and a stultifying staffing cap” for poor service delivery in the NDIS, accusing the Coalition of putting compliance measures ahead of improving the lives of Australians with a disability.

‘Robo-planning’ will ‘blow-up’ NDIS: key architect

“With no transparency, robo-planning could be used to exclude participants, cut plans, or change the NDIS eligibility criteria. And the NDIA would not be able to be held to account for such actions. The fact that robo-planning has reached the current stage of implementation is a disgrace. It should have been stopped long before now.”