With so much detail, agendas and posturing relating to the forthcoming Disability Royal Commission, it can be hard to know what’s what. We lay it out for you in inimitable DSC style.
The final Quarterly Report for Year 6 has just dropped, and it is jam-packed with things you will want to know. Sara has picked out the top 6 interesting, funny and enlightening takeaways.
Remember February 2018 when we were promised 7 new NDIS pathways for Participants? Well we can finally give you a comprehensive update on how that promise is tracking- what's changed, and where work has begun.
Australian courts and tribunals have set no shortage of legal precedents when it comes to transports. Sara explores whether Agency policies align with these judgements, or whether they are getting transport all wrong.
The NDIA and Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) have been denying people with significant disabilities access to the Scheme because they refused invasive, controversial or expensive medical treatments. Sara explores why this is happening and what it means for the principle of informed medical consent.
Last Friday’s meeting of COAG’s Disability Reform Council has radically redefined the division of responsibility between NDIS and health services. Sara explore which health-related supports the NDIS will now be funding.
The Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) has just released a mind-blowing judgement that could fundamentally alter the types of supports funded by the NDIS. Sara explores the implications of this groundbreaking verdict.
Could it be possible that reversing one small policy decision could have the power to radically transform the performance of the NDIS? Sara explores why removing the staffing cap is the practical solution that we can no longer ignore.
The latest quarterly report was just dropped last week. In case you were too busy to read it yourself, Sara has summarised the top 7 takeaways that providers need to know.
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.
Support Coordination is a job that requires heart, soul, sweat and tears (hopefully of joy). That is why we are pleased to celebrate a group of exceptional Support Coordinators through our 2018 DSC Provider Award.
Late last year, we collect nominations for the 2018 DSC Provider Award for Leadership. We are now pleased to be able to announce the winner...
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.
Last year, we called out for nominations for the DSC Annual Provider Award for NDIS Transition. We are excited to award it to a provider who tackled the challenges of NDIS transition with creativity and fantastic stakeholder engagement.
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.
This explosive new Tribunal case sets precedents that could redefine how NDIS Participants travel. You might reasonably think you have heard everything that needs to be said about transport and the NDIS, but, as Sara explores, we have all been proved wrong.
An end of year announcement by the federal government that has given us all something to celebrate this holiday season.
2018: it’s had its problems but one thing nobody can deny is that it has been a HUGE year for the NDIS. Sara reflects on all the ways this year has made NDIS history.
In Part 2 of our series examining the explosive PM v NDIA case, Sara explores where the Tribunal fell on the Participant’s Core budget. The wide reaching case covers Activities of Daily Living, Consumables and Sustaining Informal Supports. It is not one to be missed.
The Administrative Appeals Tribunal is the ultimate testing ground for all things NDIS, which makes it extremely exciting when we see cases like PM v NDIS that cover an exceptional amount of ground. In the first of this two part series, Sara explores the exciting implications rulings from the case will have for providers and Participants.