NDIS regulator faces fresh allegations

As minister Bill Shorten prepares to release the findings from a sweeping review of the NDIS, the head of its regulator faces allegations she was aware or should have been aware of abuse exposed by the media

International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD) – NDIS stories and experiences

Recognised on 3 December, IDPwD aims to increase awareness, understanding and acceptance of people with disability. Our IDPwD theme for 2023 is ‘We’re better together’. It highlights that as a community, workplace, team, friendship group or family – we’re better together. By recognising the talents, skills, experience and ideas of all ensures better outcomes for all. … Continued

Australia’s rates of autism should be celebrated – but real-life impact, not diagnosis, should determine NDIS support

Ahead of the release of the government’s review into the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), the topic taking centre stage is the diagnosis of autism. Over one third of people accessing the scheme list it as a primary disability. NDIS Minister Bill Shorten has flagged changes to NDIS access, shifting the emphasis from diagnosis to … Continued

What you told us during the NDIS Review

From March to May 2023, People with Disability Australia (PWDA) conducted a survey to hear directly from Australians with disability about their experiences with the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). The responses were used to shape our submissions to the independent NDIS review.

NDIS reviewers hint at assessment overhaul to cut spending growth

The reviewers of the $42 billion National Disability Insurance Scheme are expected to urge Bill Shorten to implement more rigorous and tailored assessments of participants’ needs to cut spending growth and to improve the “complicated, bureaucratic and unfair” program. But Bruce Bonyhady and Lisa Paul stress that any shake-up to how participants’ overall budgets are … Continued

Should Pre-65 Disabled Individuals Qualify for NDIS Post-65?

The question of whether there should be an age limit to joining the National Disability Scheme (NDIS) has been debated since its inception a decade ago. It is being asked again as we wait for the NDIS Review to release its final report. The report is expected to explore eligibility, sustainability and how costs should … Continued