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Disability support workers ‘underequipped and overlooked’ during COVID-19

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 5th May 2020 -  The disability workforce feels it has been disregarded in Australia’s pandemic response  There is an urgent lack of personal protective equipment available for disability

NDIS not yet in tune with the needs of participants

Luke Michael, Monday, 20th January 2020 -  Disability advocates say there needs to be a stronger focus on fair access to the scheme  The Morrison government has vowed to cut wait times and red tape for National Disability Insurance

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

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 one-handed drummer who found his perfect partner

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 9th July 2019 -  It had been nine years since drummer Bryan Carey had last performed on stage. But playing his first gig since being diagnosed with a brain tumour, he felt completely at home. Bryan’s

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

‘It’s a disgrace’: Criminal syndicate allegedly targets NDIS participants

Luke Michael, Thursday, 23rd May 2019 -  Disability advocates say the onus is on the National Disability Insurance Agency to better screen providers, after members of an organised crime syndicate were arrested for allegedly

Morrison vows to prioritise NDIS following election win

Luke Michael, Monday, 20th May 2019 -  Newly re-elected Prime Minister Scott Morrison says fixing problems in the National Disability Insurance Scheme will be an immediate priority for the federal government, as the

Addressing ‘thin markets’ in the NDIS

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 10th April 2019 -  The federal government is launching a wide-ranging consultation as part of a new project looking to close market gaps in the National Disability Insurance Scheme. Social Services

Government pledges $850 million to help NDIS providers

Luke Michael, Monday, 1st April 2019 -  The federal government has bowed to significant pressure from disability providers by agreeing to major price increases for a range of National Disability Insurance Scheme services.

Advocates fight plan to use surplus NDIS funds to boost budget

Luke Michael, Thursday, 28th March 2019 -  Disability groups are demanding that the Morrison government keep any unspent National Disability Insurance Scheme money within the scheme, after reports emerged the funds will
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