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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.

Disability Royal Commission hears from woman who has been bedridden for 20 years

20 August 2020

A woman who has been bedridden for two decades has told a royal commission she's worried she will lose access to life-changing technology after the coronavirus pandemic.

The Australian disability sector must be central to our economic recovery. Here's why.

20 August 2020

We have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to reset the way we think about the disability sector, positioning it as central to our entire community’s recovery and future prosperity, writes Jordan O'Reilly, co-founder and CEO at Hireup.

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.

400,000 NDIS participants and counting

11 August 2020

NDIA CEO Martin Hoffman reflects on the milestone, and how the scheme continues to grow, improve, and support Australians living with disability.

Free navigation service for vision-impaired Sydney commuters

11 August 2020

Sydney train commuters who are blind or low vision will temporarily have free access to a navigation service to help them get around the city's stations, with advocates now pushing to make the change permanent.

PPE costs claimable in VIC and NSW

11 August 2020

NDIS participants living in Victoria and New South Wales, who have face-to-face assisted daily living supports can flexibly use their existing funds to cover the cost of personal protective equipment (PPE).

'Looming' COVID-19 emergency in disability support homes

07 August 2020

Residents and workers in group homes for people with disabilities face "a looming emergency" due to lack of training in use of personal protective equipment and inadequate preparation to combat coronavirus infection.