The federal budget: boring to read, but very important to the disability sector. Sara summaries what it says about the royal commission, mental health funding, new disability pension reporting requirements and the famous NDIS underspend.
The Federal Government has morning announced a long awaited increase in the prices for NDIS funded therapy, attendant care and community participation.
The latest quarterly report has just been dropped, setting up the agenda for 2019. Sara combs through the report, finding all the details that providers need to know.
We all know that Tribunal rulings are important, but they are so bloody looooong. Sara’s tips and tricks are here to help you get through the rulings, without taking years out of your life.
An end of year announcement by the federal government that has given us all something to celebrate this holiday season.
After months of waiting, we now know which providers will be the LAC and ECEI Access Partners. And they are…
The NDIA will today announce a new pricing tier for self-care, social and recreational support for Participants with "very complex" support needs.
Elizabeth McGarry explores the fine print behind the long awaited funding opportunity for what are generally known as user-led organisations: A $19.9 million funding round for the ILC program.
In late 2017, the NDIA declared that it did not consider swallowing assessments and plans to be a reasonable and necessary support. Jim Simpson from CID looks at the reasons for this controversial decision and what is being done to fight it.
Is ILC taking one step forward, only to go two steps back? Roland and Elizabeth explore the implications of the NDIA’s recent non-competitive, ‘invite only’ ILC Remote Grants.
There are few words that stir up more stress and emotion in NDIS Providers than ‘Portal.’ That is why we are pleased to announce that some long-awaited changes have finally arrived in Portal world.
The Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) recently took the extraordinary step of publicly reprimanding the NDIA and calling for ministerial intervention. Sara explores how it came to this, and why being forced to appeal is detrimental to Participants.
Shadow Minister for Families and Social Affairs and one of the key NDIS architects, Jenny Macklin has announced her resignation from politics.
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.
147 projects have been funded under the most recent funding round for Jurisdictional and National ILC Grants.
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 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 made a very important change in the functionality of the Participant Portal, writes Sally Coddington.
The Western Australian Government has finally announced its intention to join the rest of the country in the National Disability Insurance Scheme.