Your Guide to the NDIS Review: Experts Have Their Say

On this episode of Reasonable & Necessary, Dr George brings together Australia’s leading disability advocates to unpack the NDIS Review. Dr George, along with El Gibbs, Nick Avery, Jarrod Sandell-Hay and Sam Paior will guide you through all the big changes that are proposed, and what they might mean for you.

NDIS change must be led by people with disability – Joint media statement

Today, the Independent Review into the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS Review) published its Final Report: Working together to deliver the NDIS Disability Representative Organisations issued a Joint Media Statement, endorsed by over 70 organisations across Australia.

Working together to deliver the NDIS

To support the final report NDIS Review have created a guide for people with disability and their families, which provides information on the topics that they understand matter most to you. In addition to this, there is supporting analysis provides detailed working information and evidence that informed the final report. They have also created fact … Continued

Breaking: Summary of the NDIS Review’s major recommendations

At long last! The Final Report of the NDIS Review has been publicly released. If you’ve clicked on this article, you probably don’t need to be told this is a big deal. But hell, let’s say it anyway, loudly for those at the back: this is a big, big deal. Some of the changes proposed … Continued

Is media scrutiny good news?

As the old saying goes, no news is good news. But, one of the benefits of the NDIS has been that it pushed issues relating to people with disabilities into the mainstream media discussion.

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

Economic Inclusion Advisory Committee Bill 2023

Inclusion Australia have made a submission to the Parliament of Australia about what we think the Economic Inclusion Advisory Committee  Bill should say to make sure people with lived experience of economic disadvantage are included in the Committee. Inclusion Australia think it is important that people with an intellectual disability are included as members of … Continued

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

Australia’s first National Autism Strategy

It’s hard to overstate what a historic time it is for the disability community in Australia right now. The final report from the Royal Commission has just been published and the NDIS review will make its recommendations at the end of the month. Amongst all of this, members of the autistic community have been gathering … Continued