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More news on Independent Assessments

1 October 2020

The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) has released some more information this week about the introduction of compulsory Independent Assessments.

They have released some information on the first trial, and some short information about six of the tools that will be used during the assessments.

Virtual Information Sessions for Victoria and Tasmania

11 September 2020

The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) would like to invite Victorian and Tasmanian participants, families, carers, people with a disability, and the disability community to attend a session about recent NDIS announcements and updates.

Where
Virtual Information Sessions held via Microsoft Teams. Details on how to join the session and the meeting link will be emailed to registered attendees two business days prior to the session date.
 
Dates and Times 
  • Monday 21 September 2020 1:30pm – 3:00pm (AEST)
  • Tuesday 22 September 2020 1:30pm – 3:00pm (AEST)
  • Wednesday 23 September 2020 7:00pm-8:30pm (AEST)
  • Thursday 24 September 2020 10.30am – 12.00pm (AEST)

Government response to the Tune Review

31 August 2020

Last week, the NDIS Minister, Stuart Robert released the Government’s response to the Tune review, which was held last year.

The Tune Review included a lot of very sensible and practical recommendations such as explaining things in simple and clear language, greater flexibility in how you can use your NDIS funds, and outreach and support for people who are really missing out – like First Nations people with disability or people from a culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) background.

The Government has said that they accept all the recommendations and will work over the next six months in close collaboration with people with disability and the disability sector to implement these reforms, including consultation on any legislative changes required.

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