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The reality of the regional NDIS

Fran Connelley, Monday, 15th July 2019 -  Fran Connelley shares stories from a recent trip to central Queensland that highlight some of the NDIS-related challenges people with disabilities and service providers are facing

‘It is time for the NDIS to catch up’: Disability advocates call to fund access to sex work

Luke Michael, Friday, 12th July 2019 -  Advocacy groups are calling for the National Disability Insurance Scheme to offer funding for sex work services after a person with a disability won the right to have a sex therapist

Labor ‘alarmed’ by NDIA exodus

Luke Michael, Friday, 5th July 2019 -  Bill Shorten has expressed concerns about instability in the National Disability Insurance Agency after it emerged several senior staff have departed the organisation in recent

NDIS funding deal to help people with disability avoid lengthy hospital stays

Luke Michael, Thursday, 4th July 2019 -  Young people in nursing homes and others stuck in hospitals and aged care facilities will be among those to benefit from a new agreement that gives National Disability Insurance Scheme

Young people with disability help sector turnaround access and inclusion

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 3rd July 2019 -  Community organisations can skill-up on how to make their services more accessible and inclusive thanks to an online training resource co-created by young people with disability.   

Auditor-general uncovers rising NDIS fraud allegations

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 26th June 2019 -  Authorities are dealing with a major rise in tip-offs about suspected fraud in the National Disability Insurance Scheme, with the auditor-general revealing investigations are

Government boosts prices for remote NDIS providers

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 26th June 2019 -  Remote National Disability Insurance Scheme providers are set to benefit from major price rises but advocates have criticised a lack of clarity around what this means for participants. 

Victoria secures NDIS funding certainty

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 18th June 2019 -  Victoria has settled a bitter feud with the Commonwealth over National Disability Insurance Scheme funding after signing a long-term agreement with the federal government.   Under

Why an AAT ruling could shake-up NDIS funding

Luke Michael, Friday, 14th June 2019 -  National Disability Insurance Scheme participants could soon get funding for a broader range of health-related supports following a major Administrative Appeals Tribunal decision.

Familiar faces remain in Labor’s shadow ministry ‘refresh’

Luke Michael, Monday, 3rd June 2019 -  Former opposition leader Bill Shorten has been appointed shadow minister for the National Disability Insurance Scheme in Labor’s new-look shadow cabinet, while Andrew Leigh will

Here’s what needs to happen to get the NDIS back on track

Contributor, Thursday, 30th May 2019 -  Helen Dickinson, professor of public service research at the University of New South Wales, plots the road ahead for the new minister for the NDIS, in this article which first appeared

Minister for the NDIS included in Morrison’s new-look cabinet

Luke Michael, Monday, 27th May 2019 -  Prime Minister Scott Morrison has appointed the first ever dedicated minister for the National Disability Insurance Scheme, as part of a major cabinet reshuffle in wake of the federal
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