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 latest Quarterly Report has finally landed. Sara picks out the key pieces of information that absolutely every provider needs to know.
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.
Serco runs private prisons and 11 of Australia’s onshore immigration detention centres and now they will be running the NDIS’ contact centres.
The precedent set by the case of LMNT v. the NDIA at the Administrative Appeals Tribunal will force the Agency to completely rethink how it creates childhood plans. Friend of DSC Sam Prior gives you the lowdown on what every carer and provider needs to know.
The Pathways Review was released without much fanfare earlier this week. But this important document offers hope that change is afoot, writes Sara Gingold.
The NDIA have announced the organisations who will be operating as Local Area Coordinators (LACs) across South Australia.
The NDIA have made a very important change in the functionality of the Participant Portal, writes Sally Coddington.