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Joint Standing Committee Interim Report

4 December 2019

The Joint Standing Committee on the NDIS has released the first of their reports - the NDIS Planning Interim Report.

The report outlines 14 recommendations, several of which focus on NDIS planning timelines and the participant's involvement in the drafting process.

It also calls for extra training for NDIA staff, to increase their awareness and familiarity with all types of disability

NDIS Quarterly report: 2019-20 Q1

14 November 2019

The NDIS Quarterly Report for Quarter 1 of 2019 - 2020 is now available, along with its accompanying state-by-state data.

The report highlights that as of 30 September, 311, 774 people had approved plans & were using the Scheme. Of those, 114,069 were accessing supports for the 1st time.

Minister reveals plan to improve NDIS

14 November 2019

The Minister for the National Disability and Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Stuart Robert has today released the government’s plan to improve the NDIS.

It has six focus areas with specific activities allocated under each area to deliver on the promise of the NDIS.

  1. Quicker access and quality decision making
  2. Increased engagement and collaboration
  3. Market innovation and improved technology
  4. A financially sustainable Scheme
  5. Equitable and consistent decisions, and 
  6. Improve long term outcomes for people with disability, their families and carers.

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