26 November 2020
Also this week, the Agency released a media release, along with three consultation papers. It’s important that people with disability and their families/carers, along with the wider disability sector has a say on these papers.
You can have your say on these papers by making a submission in writing, by audio or video. Submissions close at 10.00am (ADST) on Tuesday 23rd February 2021.
25 November 2020
In August, the Minister for the NDIS, Stuart Robert announced significant reforms to the NDIS, including the use of Independent Assessments for new and existing NDIS participants to be paid for by the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA).
This week, the Minister announced that the legislation to introduce the new Independent Assessments has been delayed. The draft legislation will now be released for consultation, with the legislation expected to be passed by 1st July next year. The Minister also released an Information Paper on these reforms.
18 November 2020
Janet has motor neuron disease. She is the first NDIS participant in Australia to receive the NeuroSwitch to help her communicate. “I am free, I can communicate with everybody.”