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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.

NDIS Independent Advisory Council (IAC) Communique - September 2019

5 November 2019

Independent Advisory Council Communique 3 & 4 September 2019

The Independent Advisory Council (IAC) to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) was established to provide advice to the Board about the way in which the Agency:
 
(a) Performs its functions relating to the NDIS; and
(b) Supports the independence and social and economic participation of people with disability; and
(c) Provides reasonable and necessary supports, including early intervention supports, for participants in the NDIS launch; and
(d) Enables people with disability to exercise choice and control in the pursuit of their goals and the planning and delivery of their supports; and
(e) Facilitates the development of a nationally consistent approach to the access to, and the planning and funding of, supports for people with disability; and
(f) Promotes the provision of high quality and innovative supports to people with disability; and
(g) Raises community awareness of the issues that affect the social and economic participation of people with disability, and facilitates greater community inclusion of people with disability.

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