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Family Faces ‘Devastating’ Loss of Support for Son with Disability

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 11th September 2018 -  A mother says she faces a “devastating” loss of short-term accommodation for her son with disability, and is calling for greater access to this support under the National Disability

Government Set to Increase NDIA Staff Cap

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 28th August 2018 -  The federal government is increasing the National Disability Insurance Agency’s staff cap, as part of a suite of workforce changes designed to deliver a “better experience” for

Disability Advocates Welcome Pledge to Remove NDIA Staff Cap

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 8th August 2018 -  Labor’s pledge to remove the arbitrary National Disability Insurance Agency staff cap has been welcomed by disability advocates, who say they do not want any more money spent on external

Suspicions Raised Over Autism Advocacy Group Agenda

Luke Michael, Thursday, 21st June 2018 -  The federal government has announced the establishment of an Autism Advisory Group, but suspicions have been raised that the group’s agenda is about excluding people with autism

‘Critical Gap’ for Young People With Disability In Nursing Homes Under NDIS

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 12th June 2018 -  A lack of clarity around who qualifies for the National Disability Insurance Scheme is causing young people in nursing homes to fall through a “critical gap” between the health and

NDIA ‘Concerned’ About Record Level of Complaints

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 29th May 2018 -  The National Disability Insurance Agency has admitted it is “concerned” about the record level of complaints it is receiving, after new figures revealed the agency received more

Making Disability Support Work Across Real Lives

Contributor, Monday, 28th May 2018 -  The National Disability Insurance Scheme is a game changer, but the challenge is to make it work across people’s life course, from education and housing, to social participation

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

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

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
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