NDIS Criterion
MEDIA, JOBS & RESOURCES FOR THE COMMON GOOD
NEWS  |  Politics

Government Announces New Name for NDIS


Tuesday, 19th March 2013 at 10:30 am
Staff Reporter
The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is to get a name change to ‘DisabilityCare Australia’ following the NDIS Bill passing the House of Representatives in Parliament.

Tuesday, 19th March 2013
at 10:30 am
Staff Reporter


0 Comments


FREE SOCIAL
SECTOR NEWS

 Print
Government Announces New Name for NDIS
Tuesday, 19th March 2013 at 10:30 am

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is to get a name change to ‘DisabilityCare Australia’ following the NDIS Bill passing the House of Representatives in Parliament.

The Minister for Disability Reform Jenny Macklin said that the new name reflects the principles of the NDIS that all Australians with significant or profound disability receive the care and support they need, regardless of how they acquired that disability.

“The name has been chosen based on consultations with people with disability, their families and carers, peak organisations and the general public,” Macklin said in a statement.

Macklin said that the new name is just another step towards the care and support of the legislation which is about to become real for Australians with disability and their families.

The NDIS legislation was passed in the House of Representatives following a series of amendments introduced by the Federal Government.

Amendments included clarification that all people who are NDIS participants will be able to choose to remain in the scheme after they turn 65 and changes to the compensation provisions so that the NDIS Launch Transition Agency can conduct legal proceedings on behalf of a person with disability.

The Bill will now be considered in the Senate before it becomes law.  



FEATURED SUPPLIERS


Yes we’re lawyers, but we do a lot more....

Moores

Helping the helpers fund their mission…...

FrontStream Pty Ltd (FrontStream AsiaPacific)

Brennan IT helps not-for-profit (NFP) organisations drive gr...

Brennan IT

...


More Suppliers


YOU MAY ALSO LIKE

Disability Advocacy Group Fights to Restore State Funding

Luke Michael

Thursday, 9th November 2017 at 8:37 am

Productivity Commission Report Identifies Information to Mitigate NDIS Risks

Alison Blake

Tuesday, 31st October 2017 at 8:39 am

States Urged to Support Child Sexual Abuse Redress Scheme

Luke Michael

Monday, 30th October 2017 at 4:30 pm

Doubts NDIS Timeline Can Be Met – Productivity Commission

Lina Caneva

Thursday, 19th October 2017 at 8:36 am

POPULAR

Disability Advocacy Group Fights to Restore State Funding

Luke Michael

Thursday, 9th November 2017 at 8:37 am

Red Cross Moves to Wage-Based Fundraising Model

Lina Caneva

Thursday, 16th November 2017 at 8:30 am

New Same-Sex Marriage Bill Looks to Protect Faith-Based Charities

Luke Michael

Monday, 13th November 2017 at 5:25 pm

Donors Looking for a Personalised Experience to Give More – Study

Lina Caneva

Wednesday, 8th November 2017 at 1:43 pm

Write a Reply or Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


NDIS Criterion
pba inverse logo
Subscribe Twitter Facebook

The social sector's most essential news coverage. Delivered free to your inbox every Tuesday and Thursday morning.

You have Successfully Subscribed!