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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News 2 July 2019

Health vs Disability – the good news for NDIS participants

Some good news late last week for all those sick of the argy bargy between the NDIS and health over who should pay for what.

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News 27 May 2019

Media release: Every Australian Counts welcomes new Ministers to NDIS and Social Services portfolios

Every Australian Counts, the grassroots disability advocacy group that campaigned for the introduction of the National Disability Insurance Scheme, today welcomed the appointments of Stuart Robert as the new Minister for the NDIS and Minister for Government Services and Anne Ruston as the Minister for Families and Social Services.

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News 24 April 2019

Your questions answered: A chat with the Minister for Families and Social Services Paul Fletcher

Last month we asked you what you most wanted to ask our pollies this federal election.

And we were flooded with questions – more than 200 in fact.

So we took the most common and we headed to Canberra to get some answers.

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