Opinion 30 June 2021

Explainer: What changes to look out for in the NDIS Amendment Bill

What are the top 5 big issues we can expect to see in the new NDIS legislation? We’ve all heard plenty about compulsory assessments – but what other changes to the NDIS are going to be hiding in there? Our friend Chadwick – who is a Senior Solicitor from the Public Interest Advocacy Centre – has very helpfully written an explainer to try and make it as easy as possible for people who are not experts in law to understand.

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News 18 June 2021

“Stop independent assessments. Sack the CEO. Sack the Board.” Catch the blistering NDIS speech from disability advocate Kevin Stone

“The NDIA is at risk of turning people with a disability and families, who have been the Scheme’s greatest supporter and most important ally, into a desperate and angry enemy.” Kevin Stone, the highly-regarded intellectual disability advocate has delivered a blistering speech on the NDIS – calling not just for independent assessments to be scrapped – but also for the NDIA CEO and Board to be sacked. Watch the video, read the transcript – or join the fight here.

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News 15 April 2021

NDIS compulsory assessments paused – but the fight for the NDIS is far from over

Many thousands of people with disability, family members and supporters have spoken out in recent months about their fear and anger about the planned changes to the NDIS. Today we have SOME good news from the federal government – but there is still a long way to go.

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News 15 April 2021

Joint media statement from disability advocacy organisations on NDIS assessments

We welcome reports that NDIS Minister Linda Reynolds will pause a plan to force people with disability to submit to compulsory assessments to access support, but want to see much more detail about what that means for the future of the NDIS.

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Opinion 14 April 2021

I quit my job with the NDIS in protest against independent assessments

“We are not being listened to and I have had enough.” Carl Thompson has just quit his job as an NDIS Local Area Coordinator out of anger and frustration with the National Disability Insurance Agency.

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News 30 March 2021

A list of the online news about NDIS compulsory assessements

Your concerns about changes to the NDIS are being heard. On March 11 the disability sector released a joint statement of concern. Since then the media about our community’s concerns hasn’t stopped. It has been hard to keep track of – so we are putting all the links together here to help make it easier.

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News 29 October 2020

Putting NDIS assessments to the test

More information about the introduction of compulsory assessments for all new and existing NDIS participants has been released over the last few weeks.

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News 8 October 2020

So what did the Federal Budget reveal about the NDIS?

In the middle of a global pandemic and with the country facing the worst economic crisis in more than a generation, the NDIS was never going to be a headline feature of this year’s Federal Budget.

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News 18 September 2020

Keeping people with disability safe during COVID

Yesterday the National Disability Insurance Agency, the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission and the Department of Social Services all appeared before the Senate inquiry into the government’s management of the COVID19 pandemic.

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News 9 September 2020

Testing times in the NDIS…

Just over a week ago the Minister for the NDIS Stuart Robert announced the government’s response to the Tune review.

It was a good news/bad news kind of a thing.

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News 28 August 2020

Big NDIS changes are coming – Government and NDIS response to the Tune Review

Some breaking news this morning …

The Minister for the NDIS Stuart Robert has released the government’s response to the Tune review.

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News 11 August 2020

Get your mask on!

There’s been a bunch of new info released over the last couple of months around masks and people with disability. We’ve popped it all in the one place so you don’t have to go hunting. (And we have done our best to try and explain what it all means which has NOT been easy…)

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News 21 July 2020

Open letter from disability sector on the publication of NDIS settlement outcomes

Would you love to see the results of NDIS appeals to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) but don’t have the time or spoons to wade through pages and pages of legal goobledegook?

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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 15 November 2019

Man with a plan – Minister Stuart Robert announces big changes for the NDIS

For the past few months Minister for the NDIS Stuart Robert has been out and about telling everyone that he had come up with plan to fix ongoing issues with the NDIS. Well yesterday we got a first look at that plan during a speech to the National Press Club in Canberra.

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News 23 October 2019

Planning for better planning?

With all the focus last week on the announcement of the new CEO for the National Disability Insurance Agency, you may have missed some other big changes that were announced.

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News 12 August 2019

Minister Announces review of NDIS Act

The Government has just announced it will hold a review to look at the NDIS Act and rules, paving the way for their election commitment to introduce set timeframes for key NDIS processes.

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News 8 August 2019

Parliament is making some changes to the NDIS Act – here’s what you need to know

The government is proposing to make changes to the NDIS Act which sets out how the NDIS should operate.

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News 26 July 2019

Your message to the Minister

The Prime Minister and the new Minister for the NDIS have repeatedly said that fixing the NDIS is a top priority. What do they have in mind? Our EAC champions went to Canberra to find out.

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Opinion 9 July 2019

“I know what red tape is”. Self advocates tell the PM a few home truths

A couple of weeks ago the Prime Minister Scott Morrison and the new Minister for the NDIS Stuart Robert held a meeting with a small group of people with disability and their families in western Sydney.

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