The NDIA has now completed its Local Area Coordination (LAC) tender process in the 2017 roll out regions in VIC, SA, QLD & ACT. The following four organisations will be acting as LACs:
- Barossa, Light & Lower North
- Northern Adelaide
- Central Highlands
- Ovens Murray
- Wimmera South West (formally known as Western District)
- Inner East Melbourne
- Inner Gippsland
- Outer East Melbourne
The Western Australian Government has finally announced its intention to join the rest of the country in the National Disability Insurance Scheme.
The NDIA have this morning made two important announcements: 1. A new participant pathway is being trialled and 2. The price limits for Short Term Accommodation (Respite) will be increased.
The NDIA recently updated the Specialist Disability Accommodation Price Guide, increasing both New Build and Existing Stock prices by 2.1%.
The 2017 Budget confirmed that the NDIS will be fully funded by an increase in the Medicare levy. Evie looks at what this means and explores what else Budget 2017 had to say about the NDIS.
The Victorian Government has released an expression of interest to identify providers that it could transfer some DHHS run services to.
The NDIA have now released the list of organisations who will be funded under the Information, Linkages & Capacity Building (ILC) program in the ACT.
Feros Care, Latrobe Community Health, Carers QLD and IWC have been announced as the new LACs across several 2017 rollout regions.
In the ILC Program Guidelines released last week, the NDIA confirmed that the upcoming funding round for ILC is not just about the ACT. In addition to Jurisdictional based grants, around $15 million in "National Readiness Grants" will be up for tender.
In a move that calls into question the 'National' component of the NDIS, Western Australia has decided it will run its own version of the NDIS.
Jenna Williams explores our concerns with the SA Government's readiness approach and provides some advice on how grant applicants can make the most of the funding.