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Disability groups call for better quality plans in NDIS review

Luke Michael, Monday, 12th August 2019 -  The Morrison government’s review of the National Disability Insurance Scheme must focus on improving the quality of plans, and not just on cutting wait times and red tape, disability

NDIS help arrives for Australians experiencing homelessness

Luke Michael, Friday, 9th August 2019 -  A Sydney charity has developed a toolkit to make it easier for homeless Australians with severe mental health issues to apply for the National Disability Insurance Scheme. Independent

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

Why the NDIS needs a pricing shake up

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 24th July 2019 -  The National Disability Insurance Scheme needs greater pricing flexibility to reflect local differences in costs across remote parts of Australia, experts say. Researchers at

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
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