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News 4 December 2019

And the Committee’s verdict? Just get on with it!

With all the busyness of International Day of People with Disability yesterday it was easy to miss that the Joint Standing Committee on the NDIS released the first of their reports – this one is all about planning.

And from the very first page they have made it abundantly clear they share your frustration with the slow pace of change.

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News 21 November 2019

The NDIS is reviewing prices – have your say

We hear a lot from people about NDIS prices – the good, the bad and the ugly.

Well now the NDIA want to hear from you too.

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News 15 November 2019

Man with a plan – Minister Stuart Robert announces big changes for the NDIS

For the past few months Minister for the NDIS Stuart Robert has been out and about telling everyone that he had come up with plan to fix ongoing issues with the NDIS. Well yesterday we got a first look at that plan during a speech to the National Press Club in Canberra.

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News 14 November 2019

Thank you for leaving a message for the NDIS Tune Review

This is just a very small note to say a very big thank you to every single one of you who took the time to send us a message for the Tune Review. In just a few short weeks almost 700 people from all across the country sent us stories, messages and ideas for us to pass along to David Tune’s independent review of the NDIS Act and Rules. We read/listened/watched them all – and here’s what everyone said…

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News 4 November 2019

EAC’s 100 day plan for the new NDIA CEO

A warm welcome Mr Hoffman to your first day at the NDIA. We hope you have your computer all set up and someone has shown you where the coffee is. You are definitely going to need it – we suspect there may be some long days and nights ahead!

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News 29 October 2019

A quick update on Specialist Disability Accommodation

Yesterday the Minister for the NDIS Stuart Robert announced some long awaited changes to Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA).

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News 23 October 2019

Planning for better planning?

With all the focus last week on the announcement of the new CEO for the National Disability Insurance Agency, you may have missed some other big changes that were announced.

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News 17 October 2019

Get the Message?

When the government announced recently that the NDIS was underspent last year by a whopping $4.6 billion, a shockwave of anger and frustration ran through people with disability and their families.

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News 10 October 2019

COAG gets moving

At every single forum we hold around the country, every single time we ask for stories and feedback, we hear about one issue – transport.

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News 9 October 2019

Yep it’s NDIS Groundhog Day … again

Endless delays, complicated processes, even more complicated language, miles of bureaucratic red tape, plan cuts and delayed reviews …

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News 20 September 2019

So what’s the real story behind the NDIS underspend?

Yesterday you will have seen that the final budget figures for 2018/19 were released. And they confirmed what we have all known for some time – that the NDIS is underspent by about $4.6 billion.

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News 19 September 2019

Media release: NDIS underspend must be used to support people with disability

Disability advocates continue to demand the Morrison government reinvest unspent NDIS funds back into the landmark scheme to get it working the way it should – instead of using funds to bolster the budget bottom line.

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News 22 August 2019

Vale Tim Fischer

The Every Australian Counts community was sad to hear the news today that former Deputy Prime Minister and former Leader of the National Party Tim Fischer has passed away.

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News 21 August 2019

Have your say on NDIS planning or SIL

Hundreds of Every Australian Counts supporters have already sent us their thoughts and ideas for us to pass on to the Joint Standing Committee inquiries into planning and Supported Independent Living (SIL).

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News 20 August 2019

New ILC grant rounds now open

Information Linkages and Capacity Building (ILC) – the part of the NDIS that gets very little attention but is absolutely critical if we are ever to get better outcomes for people with disability and their families in this country.

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News 12 August 2019

Minister Announces review of NDIS Act

The Government has just announced it will hold a review to look at the NDIS Act and rules, paving the way for their election commitment to introduce set timeframes for key NDIS processes.

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News 8 August 2019

Parliament is making some changes to the NDIS Act – here’s what you need to know

The government is proposing to make changes to the NDIS Act which sets out how the NDIS should operate.

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News 7 August 2019

Breaking: New inquiries into NDIS Planning and SIL announced

Now that the Federal election is over, Parliament has appointed its new 10 member Joint Standing Committee on the NDIS.

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News 31 July 2019

NDIA releases data (finally!)

The NDIA has released new and detailed data about how participants and their families are faring under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

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News 26 July 2019

Your message to the Minister

The Prime Minister and the new Minister for the NDIS have repeatedly said that fixing the NDIS is a top priority. What do they have in mind? Our EAC champions went to Canberra to find out.

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