Opinion 3 July 2020

New SDA rules are a win for participants and for the NDIS

There have been some great changes recently to the rules about Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA). We know it can be hard to stay on top of everything that is happening so we have asked our good friend and resident SDA expert Dr George Taleporos to explain it all for us.

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News 26 June 2020

New inquiry into the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission

The Joint Standing Committee into the NDIS are holding an inquiry into the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission. Have your say about what needs to change.

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News 26 June 2020

Get your calculators out – it’s the new NDIS price guide

The final price guide for 2020 came out today.

Well … sort of the final. At least until the next update comes out.

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Opinion 26 June 2020

Corona’s brand new world

The last few months have been really really tough for a lot of people in our community. But for EAC supporter Lumi Winterson, the pandemic has given her the freedom to explore activities that are great for her mental health and wellbeing.

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News 3 June 2020

NDIS prices – the good, the bad and the ugly

The NDIA released the new price guide for 2020 today. The good news is that the NDIA have got this guide out much earlier than usual. This means we all have a chance to dig around in it and get a handle on everything before it actually goes live on July 1.

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Opinion 3 June 2020

Self managing my NDIS package

Heather Coombes was one of the panelists at our Make it Work forum in Redlands Queensland. She has self managed her NDIS plan right from the start – and has some useful advice for anyone who might be considering it.

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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 6 March 2020

Information for NDIS participants and families about the Coronavirus

We’re bringing together all of the information we have as it comes out for people with disability and families about the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

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News 20 January 2020

Singing to the same old tune: NDIS Tune Review report released

Today the Federal Government released the findings of the Tune Review into the NDIS. First the good news – the recommendations are all things we have have been banging on about for ages. But the bad news – no government response yet.

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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 14 May 2019
News 13 May 2019

We really made some noise! Our National Day of Action to Make It Work

On May 3rd we held our National Day of Action to Make It Work and thanks to all of your hard work we really made the pollies sit up and take notice!

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News 13 May 2019

Make Your Vote Count

Well the election is only a few days away. Time to make our vote count.

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News 7 May 2019

Your questions answered: A chat with Greens spokesperson on Disability Services Senator Jordon Steele-John

Last week we heard from Minister for Families and Social Services Paul Fletcher. This week we hear from Greens spokesperson on Disability Services Jordon Steele-John.

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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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Opinion 21 May 2018

Autism and the NDIS – what is going on?

There has been a great deal of media coverage during the last week about NDIA plans to review the guidelines which govern access to the NDIS. In particular whether or not they plan to change the guidelines relating to people with autism.

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Opinion 17 May 2018

NDIS review system can no longer be ignored

The Commonwealth Ombudsman has released a report on the administration of NDIS reviews. Among other things, it noted that as of February 2018 there were 8,100 reviews on hand, and a further 620 new review requests each week.

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News 9 May 2018

South Australians with disability and their families demand action after delay announcement

South Australian people with disability and their families demand action following today’s announcement by the government and NDIA that there will be significant delays to the rollout of the NDIS in South Australia.

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News 1 May 2018

Disability Reform Council – Project Plans and Working Groups

There’s a lot happening at the moment, so you may have missed yesterday’s announcement from the Disability Reform Council.

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