News 19 May 2020

Flexibility and the NDIS – it’s finally starting to happen

It was easy to miss it with everything that is going on at the moment. But late last week the NDIA made a small but incredibly important announcement.

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News 18 May 2020

Statement: Tragic death of Anne-Marie Smith: People with disability deserve answers

People with disability and their families are demanding a full investigation into the horrific and tragic death of Anne-Marie Smith.

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Opinion 18 May 2020

The Federal Court decision to fund sexual supports – and what it means for for all NDIS participants

Last week, the Federal Court of Australia sent a clear message to the National Disability Insurance Agency. And that message was – if an NDIS participant needs a support because of their disability, the NDIS must fund it. 

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News 14 May 2020

Keep kicking at the bricks …

Yesterday the Joint Standing Committee into the NDIS released a report into Supported Independent Living (or SIL for short). And once again the committee made a bunch of practical and sensible recommendations which would really make a difference to people with disability and their families.

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News 13 May 2020

Data, data, data everywhere. But what does it all mean?

So the National Disability Insurance Agency released the latest NDIS Quarterly Report this week. If you have never checked out the Quarterly Report we encourage you to do so – it’s a great way of finding out how the NDIS is tracking and there’s lots of juicy stuff in there.

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Opinion 6 May 2020

COVID-19 contingency planning: everything actually worked!

Someone in my home got the dreaded phone call last week – he’d been exposed to COVID-19 and needed to self-isolate. And to my extreme shock, all our contingency plans actually worked as intended!

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News 30 April 2020

NDIS: What’s working and what’s not? We want to hear from you

The National Disability Insurance Agency have introduced lots of changes in the last few weeks to try and help people with disability and their families get through this difficult period. We want to know what’s working and what’s not – and what still needs to change.

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News 27 April 2020

One small step for the NDIS … one giant leap for participants

Today the Minister for the NDIS Stuart Robert and the National Disability Insurance Agency made a bunch of announcements about changes to the NDIS.

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News 27 April 2020

Smart devices, tablets, iPads – the NDIA get their act together (finally)

After a couple of weeks of confusion, anxiety and worry, the National Disability Insurance Agency confirmed this afternoon that NDIS participants CAN purchase a smart device to help them with their disability support during this period.

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News 20 April 2020

NDIS and the Coronavirus – what’s changed and what still needs changing? An interview with NDIA CEO

Late last week we had the chance to interview the CEO of the National Disability Insurance Agency Martin Hoffman.

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Opinion 20 April 2020

Disability, health and the coronavirus: Why action is urgently needed

We all have stories to share about when the medical system has let us down. But people with disabilities have more than the average person.

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News 14 April 2020

All the big announcements from our online forum with the NDIA

Thank you so much to everyone who attended our EAC Zoom forum with Scott McNaughton from the National Disability Insurance Agency last week. We’ve had great feedback and are really pleased to hear so many people found it helpful.

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News 6 April 2020

NDIS participants can get supermarket priority home deliveries

The Minister for the NDIS has announced that NDIS participants will now be given priority for home delivery from certain supermarkets.

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News 3 April 2020

Joint media release: Now is the time to act on pandemic measures for people with disability

People with disability, and their organisations, across Australia are calling for urgent action, again, to keep us safe during the current COVID-19 pandemic.

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News 3 April 2020

A Letter to the Prime Minister and all the Premiers

People with disability are some of the most vulnerable people in Australia when it comes to Coronavirus (COVID19). We want to make sure they have everything they need to keep themselves safe and well.

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News 25 March 2020

Big NDIS changes to help participants through the Coronavirus

The NDIA are making changes to their system next weekend to make sure NDIS participants and their families have what they need to manage the impact of the Coronavirus.

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News 25 March 2020

New Coronavirus changes for NDIS participants

The Minister for the NDIS Stuart Robert has announced some changes that will be introduced to help people with disability and their families manage the impact of the Coronavirus over the coming weeks and months.

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News 24 March 2020

Joint statement: Increase Disability Support Pension now to deal with coronavirus

People with disability who receive the Disability Support Pension (DSP) urgently need access to the increased Coronavirus Supplement of $550 per fortnight, consistent with the Jobseeker Payment and other payments recently announced.

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News 19 March 2020

Joint media release: Urgent measures needed to support people with disability during COVID-19 crisis

People with disability from across Australia are calling for urgent action to make sure we are included in preparations for the current public health emergency.

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News 19 March 2020

Update on Government Coronavirus planning for NDIS participants

Disability Ministers from around the country met yesterday to work on a plan to make sure people with disability get what they need as the impact of the Coronavirus grows.

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