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Productivity Commission Warns NDIS is at Risk

Rachel McFadden, Friday, 16th June 2017 -  The success and financial sustainability of the NDIS is at risk, a position paper from the Productivity Commission has found. The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Co…

NDIS – Time to Save Money and Deliver on a Promise

David Gilchrist, Thursday, 15th June 2017 -  There is considerable support for a modified planning process for the National Disability Insurance Scheme, writes Dr David Gilchrist as he unpacks his latest research, releas

NDIS Price Review Is ‘Disappointing’

Rachel McFadden, Tuesday, 13th June 2017 -  Australia’s peak body for disability providers has said NDIS prices are continuing to fall short despite a price increase announcement. On Monday the National Disability Ins…

NDIS Plans Should have a ‘Work-First Approach’

Rachel McFadden, Tuesday, 6th June 2017 -  In light of new figures from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, NDIS planners need to incorporate “a work-first approach”, the nation’s peak body for disabil

Calls to Re-Introduce NDIS Draft Plans to Ensure Choice and Control

Rachel McFadden, Wednesday, 31st May 2017 -  The nation’s peak body for disability service providers is calling for the NDIA to re-introduce draft plans amid speculation that the NDIS targets are falling behind. A report…

Opinion

The Indigenous Uptake of the NDIS is Low And This Must Change

Fran Connelley, Monday, 29th May 2017 -  There are 250 Aboriginal languages, 560 dialects and not a single word for “disability”…  so perhaps it’s not surprising that the uptake of the NDIS by Indigenous

NDIS Not Focused on Inequities

Wendy Williams, Thursday, 25th May 2017 -  The National Disability Insurance Scheme is not living up to expectations and may even be exacerbating the inequities it was designed to solve, according to a new report. Choice,

NDIS – Not Fit for Purpose

Vern Hughes, Wednesday, 24th May 2017 -  In terms of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), it is hard to conceive of an organisational structure and business model that could be less fit for purpose, writes ci…

The NDIS Has Teething Problems That Must Be Addressed

Rachel Siewert, Wednesday, 24th May 2017 -  Given the National Disability Insurance Scheme has support across the political spectrum there is a reluctance to heavily criticise it despite a parliamentary inquiry which is

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’…

Opinion

NDIS: A Plane With No Pilot

Contributor, Wednesday, 17th May 2017 -  The NDIS desperately needs leadership that can show integrity and admit to its problems but instead what we’ve got is a plane with no pilot, write disability consultants Va

Medicare Levy Rises to Fund NDIS

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 10th May 2017 -  The federal government will increase the Medicare levy by 0.5 percentage points to help fully fund the National Disability Insurance Scheme in a budget move welcomed by the not-f…
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