HomeNewsIn the Media

In the Media

Disability support staff in great demand as advocates warn tens of thousands more needed

12 April 2021

For many Australians living with a disability, the assistance of support workers is critical in their everyday lives. But advocates are concerned about a growing shortage of disability support staff, warning tens of thousands of more workers are needed to keep up with the demand.

Call for multicultural Australians to share stories

10 March 2021

The inquiry has issued a callout for people to share their attitudes and understanding of disability within culturally and linguistically diverse communities. Responses encouraged by 11 June 2021.

COVID Vaccine Roll-out Starts Today

22 February 2021

The first phase of the coronavirus vaccination program begins today in NSW and Victoria, with other States to follow.

Everything about us, without us

21 February 2021

People with disabilities are underrepresented as witnesses in the disability royal commission. Share your experiences

New Early Childhood provider report form available

22 September 2020

The NDIA has developed a new resource to help Early Childhood providers to write reports for us about the progress of child participants aged under seven years.

Government response to the NDIS Act review

10 September 2020

The Australian Government welcomes the 2019 review of the National Disability Insurance Scheme Act 2013 (the NDIS Act) report completed by Mr David Tune AO PSM (the Report). The Report contains 29 recommendations to improve the experience of participants with the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and support the introduction of the Participant Service Guarantee.

NDIS quarterly report

10 September 2020

The Quarterly Reports provide the disability ministers with information (including statistics) about participants in each jurisdiction and the funding or provision of supports by the NDIA in each jurisdiction.

New job matching service in WA

10 September 2020

A new NDIS Job Matching Service will be rolled out over the next few months to support the fast-growing disability sector, addressing skills and recruitment needs while connecting job seekers with employment opportunities. NDS, an industry body representing non-government disability service providers, will work with NDIS service providers to identify their workforce needs, as well as Jobs and Skills Centres and other employment services to connect job seekers with jobs.

NDIS service charter and improvement plan

10 September 2020

The Participant Service Charter is based on five principles for NDIS's engagement with participants. They are committed to offering service that is transparent, responsive, respectful, empowering, and connected.

Government coronavirus plan did not include people living with disability, royal commission told

20 August 2020

The Federal Government's emergency response plan to COVID-19 made no mention of people living with a disability, a royal commission has heard. Senior Counsel Assisting Kate Eastman SC said people with a disability and their advocates "watched and waited" for the Government to come up with a plan.