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.
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.
8 August 2019
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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.
5 July 2019
19 April 2019
Welcome to Disability Loop eNews for Autumn 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.
28 February 2019
Disability Advocacy NSW have created two 19-page PDF booklets for people who need help understanding what they can do when things haven’t gone right with the NDIS:
12 February 2019
The Summer Foundation is launching a flagship program "UpSkill" to build the capacity of NDIS Support Coordinators who assist young people to explore their housing options and find alternatives to aged care, and many support coordinators will need a significant amount of professional development to do this effectively.
4 February 2019
The Federal Government has announced that new and practical changes to help NDIS participants with career aspirations to find work are kicking in this month.
"The first change is that NDIS participants will have easier access to employment support funding in NDIS plans by being able to activate employment supports as soon as they find a job, instead of waiting for the next plan review.
8 January 2019
Western Australian children with a developmental delay or disability will benefit from an investment of more than $25 million to deliver front line Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI) services under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).
Minister for Families and Social Services Paul Fletcher, and Assistant Minister for Social Services, Housing and Disability Services, Sarah Henderson, have today announced Wanslea Family Services as the first NDIS Partner in the Community to deliver ECEI services in Western Australia.