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Redesigning the Role of Disability Support Practitioners

Luke Michael, Thursday, 16th August 2018 -  It is hoped a collaborative project between leading disability providers will redesign the role of disability support practitioners, helping to increase choice and control for

Disability Advocates ‘Betrayed’ by NDIS Medicare Levy Backflip

Luke Michael, Thursday, 26th April 2018 -  Disability groups feel “betrayed and ambushed” by the government’s backflip on a Medicare levy rise to fully fund the National Disability Insurance Scheme, warning that the NDIS

Frustrations Remain with NDIS Implementation in South Australia

Luke Michael, Thursday, 25th January 2018 -  Disability advocates remain frustrated with the implementation of the National Disability Insurance Scheme in South Australia, despite the federal government making an “extremely

NDIS Agency Takes Action to Improve Participant Experience

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 18th October 2017 -  The National Disability Insurance Agency is to trial new ways of interacting with people with disability, as well as service providers, to improve the experience of the NDIS – a move…

Australian Disability Workforce Revealed – Casual Workers Higher Than In Aged Care

Lina Caneva, Friday, 11th August 2017 -  An inaugural report into the Australian disability workforce reveals a sector growing rapidly and experimenting with work arrangements and recruitment approaches – with more…

Disability Sector Warns of NDIS Staffing Turmoil

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 17th May 2017 -  The disability sector has warned that a high turnover of senior executives managing the National Disability Insurance Scheme could have serious consequences for the scheme’s viability.…

Innovative Workforce Fund Open to Anyone

Wendy Williams, Monday, 27th February 2017 -  A $4 million fund to support projects that identify innovative ways of building and managing the disability workforce under the NDIS is calling for anyone with ideas to apply. The

WA NDIS Model Finalised

Wendy Williams, Thursday, 2nd February 2017 -  Negotiations about a WA National Disability Insurance Scheme model have been finalised as the state enters caretaker mode ahead of the upcoming election. The Commonwealth and Western

No Blowout of Disability Support Pension Costs – NFP

Lina Caneva, Monday, 2nd November 2015 -  The number of people receiving Disability Support Pensions in Australia is in decline and so there is no blowout occurring despite media claims to the contrary, according to the CEO…

Sector Welcomes Landmark NDIS Commitment

Ellie Cooper, Thursday, 17th September 2015 -  The first National Disability Insurance Scheme agreements have been signed between the Turnbull Government and the New South Wales and Victorian State Governments. The…

Disability Enterprises Decision Criticised

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 1st May 2014 -  National Disability Groups and the Federal Government have criticised the Australian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) decision to allow just 12 months for 10,000 supported employees…

NSW Disability Services Gain $2.8m for NDIS Rollout

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 25th March 2014 -  NSW disability services providers will be eligible for $2.8 million in State Government funding to help with the transition to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).…
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