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NDIS Eligibility for People With Autism Under Review

Luke Michael, Monday, 21st May 2018 -  It has been confirmed that eligibility rules for people with autism under the National Disability Insurance Scheme are under review, after a document outlining changes to direct

NDIA Plan Review Process Slammed by Ombudsman

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 16th May 2018 -  People with disability are waiting up to nine months to have their National Disability Insurance Scheme plans successfully reviewed, a new report from the Commonwealth ombudsman

Fears NDIA Will Force People into Shared Accommodation Settings

Luke Michael, Monday, 14th May 2018 -  Disability groups have expressed concerns that the National Disability Insurance Agency will force most people seeking Specialist Disability Accommodation into a group home

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Explainer: How Much Does the NDIS Cost and Where Does This Money Come From?

Helen Dickinson, Thursday, 10th May 2018 -  In wake of the ongoing debate about how the National Disability Insurance Scheme will be funded, Associate Professor Helen Dickinson explains how much the NDIS costs and where the

Australian Government ‘Cottons On’ to the Value of Cooperatives

Wendy Williams, Wednesday, 9th May 2018 -  The federal budget has revealed the government has “cottoned on” to the value of cooperatives, in a move welcomed by the national peak body representing Australian member-owned

A Budget of Tax Cuts and Welfare Crackdown

Leon Gettler, Wednesday, 9th May 2018 -  A revenue windfall ahead of the looming general election has seen the government burnish its economic credentials by forecasting a $2.2 billion surplus in fiscal 2020. It will be

Disability Sector Welcomes NDIS Funding Commitment

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 8th May 2018 -  The disability sector has welcomed the federal government’s commitment to fully fund the National Disability Insurance Scheme, and called for attention to now be turned to fixing

Unfair NDIS Transport Funding Causing Chaos for Participants

Luke Michael, Friday, 4th May 2018 -  Unfair and inconsistent transport funding under the National Disability Insurance Scheme is causing chaos for participants, a community transport peak body has warned. The Transport

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Australia Needs Lasting Consensus on NDIS Funding

Bruce Bonyhady, Friday, 4th May 2018 -  People with disability, their families, carers and advocates deserve the certainty of a National Disability Insurance Scheme which is sustainable, writes Bruce Bonyhady. Australia

People With Disability Demand Action to Fund and Fix NDIS

Wendy Williams, Wednesday, 2nd May 2018 -  Thousands of people with disability, their families and sector workers are demanding action to fix the National Disability Insurance Scheme, as a new report reveals the scheme could

National Benchmarking Survey Shows Disability Service Providers How They ‘Stack Up’

Wendy Williams, Tuesday, 1st May 2018 -  Disability service providers are being encouraged to take part in a national benchmarking survey that aims to offer vital market intelligence and give providers a competitive edge.

Economist Says Strong Budget Position Driven By Disability Cuts

Luke Michael, Friday, 27th April 2018 -  A leading economist believes Australia’s stronger budget position has been built on the back of cuts to welfare payments including the Disability Support Pension, potentially
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