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New NDIS independent assessments slammed by disability activists

Luke Michael, Friday, 4th September 2020 -  The NDIA says the assessments help to develop an overall picture of a person’s function in a number of areas of their life  Disability advocates fear the introduction of independent

Calls to get more people with disability on the NDIA board

Luke Michael, Friday, 14th August 2020 -  “We would like to see a policy or a quota around the number of board positions that must be people with disability,” an advocate says.  The Morrison government is being urged

NDIS funds can be used on specialised sex work services… for now

Maggie Coggan, Tuesday, 12th May 2020 -  But the government says using NDIS money on sex work is “not in line with community expectations” Advocacy groups are calling on the Morrison government to immediately accept a landmark

Urgent calls for targeted COVID-19 response for people with disability

Luke Michael, Monday, 16th March 2020 -  The disability community fear that people will die without a coordinated plan Australia needs a targeted response to coronavirus for people with disabilities and the disability

NDIA is failing disability providers

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 2nd March 2020 -  Only one in five providers say the NDIA is working well with the sector The poor relationship between disability providers and the agency in charge of rolling out the National Disability

The second NDIS shock absorber: The disability workforce

Fran Connelley, Tuesday, 11th February 2020 -  The NDIS has fundamentally changed the nature of work in this sector, and the reality is that the current funding model is failing to attract and retain a qualified, motivated and suitably

New NDIA CEO is revealed

Luke Michael, Thursday, 17th October 2019 -  The NDIA has appointed a new CEO, 170 days on from Robert De Luca’s shock departure from the role. The Morrison government has unveiled Martin Hoffman as the new CEO of the National Disability

The Administrative Appeals Tribunal affirms less than 2% of NDIS decisions appealed by participants

Geoff Southwell, Tuesday, 15th October 2019 -  With over 90 per cent of appeal cases potentially subject to undue influence by the NDIA – the very body whose actions are being questioned in the AAT – it is not clear that the NDIS appeals

NDIA passes 150 days without a permanent CEO

Luke Michael, Monday, 30th September 2019 -  Bill Shorten has slammed the Morrison government for failing to appoint a new National Disability Insurance Agency CEO, five months on from the sudden resignation of former boss

NDIS data drop reveals severe employment gaps

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 31st July 2019 -  Nearly half of all employed National Disability Insurance Scheme recipients over 25 are working for an Australian Disability Enterprise, while just 33 per cent are working in mainstream

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
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