Wednesday, 22 July 2015

NDIS news and commentary (35)

Control of $20b disability scheme on leaders agenda
Laura Tingle, Australian Financial Review, 21st July 2015
Talks have opened up between the federal and state governments about giving the states early access to a share of $20 billion of funds set aside for the National Disability Insurance Scheme, but there are concerns the states may have to cede control over the massive scheme in return.

The NDIS is expected to be discussed at the meeting of federal and state leaders in Sydney on Wednesday and Thursday, with the federal government proposing changes in the board of the National Disability Insurance Agency (which runs the NDIS) which the states believe may lead to them losing their right to nominate board members and, as a result, their say in how the scheme operates ...

Disability Loop eNews, issue #4, 15th June 2015
Disability Loop is a good way to find out more about the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) you can sign up for your own copy of the eNews delivered to your inbox, via the website.

Whose NDIS is it anyway?
El Gibbs, Blunt Shovels, 9th July 2015
... Last week, the NDIS kicked off in the Blue Mountains and Penrith with much fanfare from the Every Australian Counts campaign. Parents, politicians and service providers all talked about how wonderful the NDIS is and how much will change for people with disabilities. One person receiving supports from the NDIS spoke, outlining how much things were much better. One ...

NDIS Challenged by Market Size
ProBono News Australia, 16th July 2015
Even with bipartisan support for the National Disability Insurance Scheme governmental and other challenges remain around market size, writes social change strategist Suhit Anantula.

The National Disability Insurance Scheme in Australia is a new way to fund, provide support and enable people with disabilities to have a better life. This is a massive change to the sector and one in which there are multiple challenges from a political, governmental, organisational and individual point of view.

With bi-partisan support the political challenges are mostly gone for now. However, the governmental and other challenges remain ...


NDIS Gobbledegook – What is the difference between a planner, plan manager, a lead provider and a case coordinator?
Sam Paior, The Growing Space, May 2015
Using the terms used in any government agency can be like learning a new language – here’s a guide to a few of the key people you might come across with your NDIS plan ...

A reminder: people with Down syndrome and/or their families and carers can join the new closed Facebook Group, NDIS and Me.



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