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. Minister Christian Porter said the WA-delivered NDIS would meet Commonwealth conditions for national consistency using 11 key elements outlined in the attached WA Government release. This latest development has upset many local WA disability advocates and families...
Read the WA Government press release at https://news.wa.gov.au/joint-media-statement-governments-agree-the-way-forward-for-ndis-in-wa/?utm_source=DSC+Contacts&utm_campaign=837d71b780-WA_NDIS_2016_12_02&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_153f43591e-837d71b780-15584663
The NDIS has now officially turned 5 and has marked the occasion with another Quarterly Report. Sara delves into this data-filled snapshot of 5 years of NDIS.
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Shadow Minister for Families and Social Affairs and one of the key NDIS architects, Jenny Macklin has announced her resignation from politics.
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The issue of transport, particular who pays for it and by how much, continues to plague both the NDIA and participants. Last month, the Administrative Appeals Tribunal heard another case of a young man appealing for extra funding to aid his transportation.
Earlier this month the Ombudsman released its report into the NDIA’s review processes and spoiler alert: the results aren’t pretty. Sara gives you the lowdown on what the Ombudsman said, and what it means for participants.
South Australia made the small but vital announcement last week to slow down their rollout schedule. Sara discusses how this was the decision they had to make, and why other States should follow their lead.
The Agency have announced the nine recommendations from the McKinsey Pricing Review that they will be implementing in July 2018.