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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.

Vic and NSW Providers to directly claim costs of PPE

22 August 2020

The NDIS Minister has announced temporary changes to allow NDIS providers in Victoria and New South Wales to directly claim the costs of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) from the NDIA.

These changes will see providers able to claim an allowance of $1.70 per hour of support delivered in the Activities of Daily Life Support Category, to cover the cost of PPE.

NDIS update for Queensland

22 August 2020

NDIS participants and providers in "restricted" areas in Queensland can now claim for personal protective equipment (PPE) - following the same recent changes for Vic and NSW.

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