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 3 August 2020

Getting answers to the big questions – our Zoom forum with the NDIA

Why can’t we have planning meetings over video? Why can’t we get contact details for staff at the NDIA? Why do approvals for equipment take so long?

And will you cut my funding next time because I did not use all of it as a result of COVID lockdowns?

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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 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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News 4 November 2019

EAC’s 100 day plan for the new NDIA CEO

A warm welcome Mr Hoffman to your first day at the NDIA. We hope you have your computer all set up and someone has shown you where the coffee is. You are definitely going to need it – we suspect there may be some long days and nights ahead!

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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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In The Media 21 August 2017

NDIS Achieves ‘Major Milestone’

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is celebrating a “major milestone” after being delivered to 100,000 participants.

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Research and Reports 16 November 2016

NDIA Annual Report 2015-16

Check out the NDIS’s new Annual Report. It’s a snapshot of the final year of the NDIS trials as the scheme moved to the full roll out on July 1, 2016.

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News 16 November 2016

Rocky start to NDIS transition period

The first quarterly report covering the NDIS transition phase has been released. Here’s what you need to know.

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News 15 November 2016

Have your say on the NDIS…

Since the full roll out of the NDIS began on July 1 people have shared some great experiences with us– and there have been some issues for others.

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Opinion 2 November 2016

Forward we must go

Last week Every Australian Counts launched a social media action triggered by the announcement that the Federal Social Services Minister is ready to move ahead with a new Board of the NDIA.

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News 23 September 2016

New report: trial phase shows NDIS works

The three-year NDIS trial phase finished with the scheme on time and on budget, a new report from the NDIA reveals.

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News 29 June 2016

My first plan explained

There’s been a lot of talk in recent weeks about “My First Plan” for people who are becoming NDIS participants when the full roll out starts on 1 July. Many people have questions and concerns so we’ve spoken to the NDIA to get the facts on exactly what it means.

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News 23 February 2016

Jobs, jobs, jobs!

The NDIS is expected to create thousands of new jobs in NSW alone and there’s evidence they are already being created.

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News 29 January 2016

Housing framework: have your say

The agency responsible for the delivery of the NDIS, the NDIA, is conducting a series of public consultations on pricing and payments for Specialist Disability Accommodation. You can attend a session, beginning next week.

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Research and Reports 26 November 2015

Keeping people safe under the NDIS

The NDIS will give people with disability the opportunity and freedom to choose their supports, but how do you find the right balance between choice and safety?

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News 26 February 2015

NDIS: on budget

The latest quarterly report from the National Disability Insurance Agency is out and it shows growing numbers of people are benefiting from the NDIS.

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