News 6 March 2020

So what the hell is Senate Estimates and why does it matter?

Yesterday the Community Affairs Estimates Committee had their first hearing for the year. This is the Committee that oversees the important portfolios of health, disability and social services in the Federal government.

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News 27 February 2020

Transport and the NDIS. It’s as clear as … mud

A couple of weeks ago the Minister for the NDIS Stuart Robert announced the NDIA were making some changes to transport funding. In a move widely celebrated as “thank god at last” the Minister announced participants would now be able to use some of their core funding to pay for transport.

The NDIA said the changes would begin on March 1 and that a new price guide would be released “shortly”.

Sounds good right? Weeelllll ….

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News 3 February 2020

NDIS moves on transport!

In some fantastic news this morning the Minister for the NDIS Stuart Robert announced NDIS participants will soon be able to pay for transport from their core NDIS funding.

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Opinion 20 December 2019

A big AAT win for Jake – and all NDIS participants with complex needs

Advocates from VALID have shared the story of an important win at the Administrative Appeals Tribunal for Jake, a young man with complex support needs. Here’s what the AAT agreed to.

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News 10 October 2019

COAG gets moving

At every single forum we hold around the country, every single time we ask for stories and feedback, we hear about one issue – transport.

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In The Media 24 August 2017

Moriac man Liam McGarrigle battles NDIA in test case over taxi funding

An intellectually disabled and autistic Moriac man has won the next step in his battle for the NDIS to cover his work transport costs.

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Opinion 12 April 2017

Ben’s Travels; buses and beyond…

I belong to a group on Facebook. It’s called “NDIS Grassroots Discussion”, and it’s a place where nearly 30,000 people share their NDIS stories – their fears, wrongs, questions, anger and sometimes, their NDIS joys.

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Opinion 26 April 2016

Quang’s transport tips

Disability advocate Quang Nguyen explains just how important transport is for every day life.

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News 16 July 2015

Why are there still access issues at my train station?

A five-year review of the accessibility of Australia’s public transport networks found that 10 years after the first disability transport standards were first introduced, there’s still plenty more to do.

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