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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.

Disability Loop eNews Issue #47 (Spring 2019)

24 October 2019

Welcome to Disability Loop eNews for Spring 2019. Here you will find recent news about the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), and helpful NDIS-related resources either from the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) or from other organisations.

 

 

Explaining developmental delay for young children

11 September 2019

New information is available for health professionals who are referring children with developmental delay to the NDIS.

Removing gaps between plans

11 September 2019

The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) is making changes to the NDIS myplace portal to improve the process when there is a gap between new and old participant plans. 

Sometimes there is a delay in the approval of a new plan. This can create a ‘gap’ between the old plan and the new plan.

A new NDIS Participant Service Guarantee

26 August 2019

During the 2019 Federal Election, the Australian Government promised to develop and legislate an "NDIS Participant Service Guarantee" to improve participant experiences with the NDIS.

The Guarantee will set new standards for the time it takes for key steps in the NDIS process. This means there will be shorter, agreed timeframes for people to get their access decision, to have their NDIS plan approved and to have their plan reviewed.

The new Guarantee will be in place from 1 July 2020.

Joint Standing Committee on the NDIS

8 August 2019

Parliament has appointed its new 10 member Joint Standing Committee on the NDIS.

The Joint Standing Committee is made up of five lower house Members of Parliament and five Senators.  This committee oversees the rollout of the NDIS and reports on progress to Parliament at the end of every financial year.

The committee also holds formal Parliamentary Inquiries into how the NDIS is being rolled out, how it’s progressing, how it’s being managed, and how issues can be fixed. 

New Inquiries on NDIS Planning and Supported Independent Living

8 August 2019

The Joint Standing Committee on the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is conducting two new inquiries into:
  • NDIS Planning, and
  • Supported Independent Living 
The committee is inviting individuals to provide a written submission addressing issues of relevance. The submissions are due by 6 September 2019. 

Disability Loop eNews Issue #46 (Winter 2019)

23 July 2019

Welcome to Disability Loop eNews #46, the Winter 2019 edition.  

This newsletter contains information, resources and news from the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA), and disability organisations to keep you up-to-date with all things NDIS.

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