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Consultation Papers – Have your say!

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.

NDIS Reforms and Information Paper

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.

 

NDIA Announces Increased Price Limits

18 November 2020

The NDIA has announced another update to the Price Guide. But don’t worry as this is good news as it includes a set of modest price increases. So what’s changed?

PRICE INCREASES

From 1st December 2020, price limits on a wide range of supports will increase in line with the final adjustment of the Equal Remuneration Order (ERO), including:
  • Assistance with Self Care Activities 
  • Assistance in SIL
  • Establishment fees for personal care/participation
  • Short Term Accommodation (STA) incl. Respite 
  • Social, Community & Rec Access 
  • Group Activities 
  • Supports in Employment 
  • Support Connection 
  • Psychosocial Recovery Coaching 
  • Skills development, training in plan management and travel training 
  • Training for carers/parents

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