Opinion 21 May 2018

Autism and the NDIS – what is going on?

There has been a great deal of media coverage during the last week about NDIA plans to review the guidelines which govern access to the NDIS. In particular whether or not they plan to change the guidelines relating to people with autism.

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Opinion 17 May 2018

NDIS review system can no longer be ignored

The Commonwealth Ombudsman has released a report on the administration of NDIS reviews. Among other things, it noted that as of February 2018 there were 8,100 reviews on hand, and a further 620 new review requests each week.

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News 9 May 2018

South Australians with disability and their families demand action after delay announcement

South Australian people with disability and their families demand action following today’s announcement by the government and NDIA that there will be significant delays to the rollout of the NDIS in South Australia.

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News 1 May 2018

Disability Reform Council – Project Plans and Working Groups

There’s a lot happening at the moment, so you may have missed yesterday’s announcement from the Disability Reform Council.

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News 30 April 2018

Australians want certainty for the NDIS

Everyone wants certainty on funding for the NDIS.

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News 27 April 2018

What the Minister for Social Services says…

We know everyone has lots of questions about the news this week that the Government has decided to scrap its plans to fund the NDIS through an increase to the Medicare Levy.

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In The Media 19 September 2017

Year 12 students consider sector with 70,000 jobs

Grace Vegesana is planning to study law at university once she graduates, but says her perspective on the popular subject has completely changed since she learnt more about the disability and care sector.

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Research and Reports 6 September 2017

New Report: NDIS pricing is affecting quality

Reasonable, necessary and valued: Pricing disability services for quality support and decent jobs was prepared by a research team led by UNSW for the Health Services Union, Australian

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In The Media 6 September 2017

NDIS respite care concerns the canary in the coal mine

While there is much to commend about the $22 billion National Disability Insurance Scheme the reality is its roll-out has not been as successful as many would have hoped.

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In The Media 29 August 2017

Our Say: Everyone should pay their share for NDIS

The National Disability Insurance Scheme, or NDIS, has itself been labouring under something of a disability of its own: lack of money.

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News 28 August 2017

NDIS marks 100K

The government has announced that 100,000 Australians with disability are now in the NDIS.

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In The Media 26 August 2017

NDIS complaints soar 700pc as disability organisations criticise planning processes

Complaints about the National Disability Insurance Scheme have soared by about 700 per cent in the past year.

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In The Media 24 August 2017

Moriac man Liam McGarrigle battles NDIA in test case over taxi funding

An intellectually disabled and autistic Moriac man has won the next step in his battle for the NDIS to cover his work transport costs.

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In The Media 21 August 2017

NDIS Achieves ‘Major Milestone’

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is celebrating a “major milestone” after being delivered to 100,000 participants.

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In The Media 18 August 2017

Everyone should pay their share for the NDIS

The National Disability Insurance Scheme, or NDIS, has itself been labouring under something of a disability of its own: lack of money.

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In The Media 15 August 2017

Clarity needed on NDIS mental health care

The federal government is being urged to clarify when people with a mental illness can access support under the national disability insurance scheme.

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In The Media 12 August 2017

Here are 10 reasons why the NDIS is the way to go

1. If you, or someone you love, is born with a disability or acquires one later in life, you all no longer run the risk of falling through holes in Australia’s safety net based on what state or territory you live in.

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In The Media 10 August 2017

NDIS Fails to Provide ‘Decent’ Disability Jobs – Union Report

A new report commissioned by the unions representing Australia’s community sector workers has raised concerns about the ability of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) to provide “decent jobs for disability support workers”.

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News 3 August 2017

Ivory smashed it! ??

A letter from nine-year-old Ivory Clark made national headlines when she spoke up for thousands of children with autism in the classroom.

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Research and Reports 9 September 2016

Disability Service Organisations (DSO) Financial Sustainability Report

A new study from Curtin University’s Not-for-profit Initiative and NDS’s Centre for Applied Disability Research (CADR) provides governments, disability service providers and the broader community with detailed information on the supply and sustainability of disability services in Australia.

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