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NDIA wanted Aboriginal man, 64, who relied on ‘homemade walking stick’ rejected from scheme

The argument put forward by the agency was rejected as “extraordinary” by administrative appeals tribunal (AAT) member Simon Webb in a judgment published last week. Webb said the man was eligible for the scheme, granting him access four years after he had first sought support from the NDIS for a range of physical and psychiatric conditions.

Coalition rhetoric on NDIS ‘blowout’ cools as election looms but critics say crucial support still being cut

Tuesday’s budget will provide updated forecasts on overall NDIS spending, but it’s unlikely to shed light on the veracity of “stealth” or “secret” cuts, as argued by Labor’s Bill Shorten and the sector. As disability advocate Elly Desmarchelier points out, because the number of people on the scheme continues to increase, so too will overall spending.

NDIA Board Chair appointment

Minister for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Senator the Hon Linda Reynolds CSC today announced the appointment of Dr Denis Napthine AO as Chair of the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) Board. “Dr Napthine is an eminently qualified Australian with the passion, commitment, leadership and experience to ensure the NDIS continues to deliver on its promise to people with disability, their families and carers,” Minister Reynolds said.

Exclusive: NDIS reforms target children under nine

Tender documents show the government is tweaking the National Disability Insurance Scheme to exclude thousands of children with disabilities such as autism. By

New tendering process for NDIS community partners

The federal government has kicked off a tendering process to get new community partners that will deliver services within 74 areas as a part of the National Disability Insurance Scheme. This tender process, which is for five-year contracts for service provision that start in July 2023, is a part of the Partners in the Community (PITC) program and interested parties can tender via the AusTender site.

An innovative way to do SIL

In particular, we want to discuss ways to increase the power that people with disability have over their homes and over their lives, so that decisions about creating the home sit in the hands of the people living in it.

Victoria invests $2.1 million to boost job opportunities for people with disability

The Victoria government is investing $2.1 million to the Inclusion Foundation’s Impact21 programme in a bid to provide more employment opportunities for citizens with disability. “Reducing the barriers to gaining employment for people with disability benefits everyone and that’s why we’re backing this important programme,” said Disability Minister Anthony Carbines in a statement.

Coles looking to hire more Australians living with disability

The work GSA is doing on the RecruitAble pilot, alongside Australian recruitment company Randstad, will see it continuing to work with Coles on building its disability confidence as well as helping the business identify key areas for increasing accessible and inclusive hiring.