This is fantastic guide from COAG that delineates the principles that determine the responsibilities of the NDIS vs other service systems, including:
Early childhood development
Child protection and family support
Higher education and Vocational Education and Training
Housing and community infrastructure
The word ‘respite’ is now considered passé, but the support still exists in the NDIS - if you know how to ask for it. Sara looks at a Carers Australia report that explores how this small change in language is massively disadvantaging some families.
Troublingly, estimates show that only 89% of people with disability in Australia will not be eligible for the NDIS. Sara explores how providers can support people will find themselves ineligible but still very much in need of support.
The Productivity Commission has just released its report investigating the Scheme costs. From an initial review of the document there are some really important findings that reflect the majority of challenges the rollout has encountered to date.
The Productivity Commission has today released its position paper on the NDIS Costs. Brent Woolgar outlines the highlights
The NDIS now has a board with strong corporate credentials, albeit without lived experience of disability. But it won’t matter much since it’s still ministers calling the shots. Luke Bo’sher explores the NDIA’s governance trap.
The Productivity Commission (PC) has released the Issues Paper for the Review of NDIS Costs. As Brent Woolgar explains, it’s thrown just about every contentious NDIS issue up in the air for consideration.