Transforming lives: Australia’s disability scheme marks a turning point – Australia & The Pacific Policy Society

Extract from an article by Melanie O’Brien and Alec McConnell Supporting people with disability isn’t just a human right, it’s a requirement under international law, and Australia’s National Disability Insurance Scheme is helping the nation lead the world in meeting these obligations, Melanie O’Brien and Alec McConnell write. With the resumption of Australia’s parliament, there has … [Read More] Transforming lives: Australia’s disability scheme marks a turning point – Australia & The Pacific Policy Society

Making the NDIS Work for Young People in Aged Care – ProBono Australia

Young people in aged care are struggling to get onto the National Disability Insurance Scheme. Commonwealth and state governments, as well as the NDIA, need to take action, writes Luke Bo’sher from the Summer Foundation. Extract There are over 6,000 young people in aged care waiting to get onto the NDIS. These young people are … [Read More] Making the NDIS Work for Young People in Aged Care – ProBono Australia

We can reduce poverty, inequality and the budget deficit: ACOSS Budget Submission 2017 – ACOSS

Media Release – Extract The Australian Council of Social Service today called on the Turnbull Government to throw out harsh proposals that have repeatedly failed to pass Parliament and adopt budget policies that are fair and sustainable. “After three years of chasing the ill-conceived 2014 Budget cuts, it’s time the Government recast its Budget strategy … [Read More] We can reduce poverty, inequality and the budget deficit: ACOSS Budget Submission 2017 – ACOSS

NDIS Service Provider Rating Site Expands to NSW – Pro Bono Australia

Extract from an article by Ellie Cooper Social enterprise Clickability, Australia’s first online platform to rate and review National Disability Insurance Scheme service providers, is expanding to New South Wales. Clickability, which has been described as a TripAdvisor for the NDIS, will launch in NSW on 1 March with the aim of helping people with … [Read More] NDIS Service Provider Rating Site Expands to NSW – Pro Bono Australia

Innovative Workforce Fund Open to Anyone – Pro Bono Australia

Extract from an article by Wendy Williams The first round of funding under the Innovative Workforce Fund is set to open on 6 March 2017. The initiative aims to stimulate and disseminate new, more efficient and effective ways for the disability support sector to engage, develop and utilise the workforce to meet the needs of NDIS … [Read More] Innovative Workforce Fund Open to Anyone – Pro Bono Australia

8 ways public servants can help service providers prepare for the NDIS – The Mandarin

Extract from an article by Stephen Easton  One of the big challenges of the National Disability Insurance Scheme roll-out for state and territory governments is helping the mostly nonprofit service providers transition from block funding to the new era, and the New South Wales audit office thinks the state Department of Family and Community Services is … [Read More] 8 ways public servants can help service providers prepare for the NDIS – The Mandarin

NDIS in the News – Week beginning 27th February 2017

Brotherhood Library staff will monitor press and update this post throughout the week Monday 27th February (including weekend) ABC News – NDIS: Fighting for access to disability support a ‘nightmare’ for some amid political funding debate ABC News – NDIS: Report warns workforce understaffed in major cities, raises concerns over readiness The Australian – Omnibus bill’s link to … [Read More] NDIS in the News – Week beginning 27th February 2017

National Disability Insurance Scheme: COAG Disability Reform Council Quarterly Report – NDIS

INTRODUCTION This report is provided in accordance with Section 174 of the National Disability Insurance Scheme Act 2013, which requires that: The Board members must prepare a report on operations of the Agency for each period of 3 months starting on 1 July, 1 October, 1 January or 1 April; and give the report to … [Read More] National Disability Insurance Scheme: COAG Disability Reform Council Quarterly Report – NDIS

Is self-employment Taylor-made for people with disabilities? (UK) – Resolution Foundation

Extract from an article by Conor d’Arcy Whatever your job, it’s been hard to escape self-employment lately. Whether it’s plumbers, couriers or drivers, the pros and cons of working for yourself have rarely been far from the headlines. The Taylor Review of modern employment practices has kept the flame burning, with its recommendations likely to … [Read More] Is self-employment Taylor-made for people with disabilities? (UK) – Resolution Foundation

National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Costs – Productivity Commission

This paper was released on 22 February 2017 to assist participants in preparing a submission to the study into National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Costs. It outlines a range of issues about which the Commission is seeking information. The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a new scheme designed to change the way that support … [Read More] National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Costs – Productivity Commission

Toward a More Comprehensive Concept of Successful Aging: Disability and Care Needs – Journals of Gerontology

ABSTRACT Rowe and Kahn’s model of Successful Aging 2.0 argues that changing environmental settings, societal policies, and individual life styles will lead to a significant extension of healthy life years. Recent epidemiological research, however, confirms the dilemma that the ongoing extension of life expectancy prolongs not only the years in good health but also those … [Read More] Toward a More Comprehensive Concept of Successful Aging: Disability and Care Needs – Journals of Gerontology

The provision of hearing services under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) – Parliament of Australia

Joint Standing Committee on the NDIS – Hearing Services Terms of Reference As part of the committee’s inquiry into the implementation, performance and governance of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), the committee will examine the issue of how hearing services are transitioned to, and delivered through, the NDIS. The terms of reference for the … [Read More] The provision of hearing services under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) – Parliament of Australia

NDIS in the News – Week beginning 20th February 2017

Brotherhood Library staff will monitor press and add to this post throughout the week Monday 20th February (including weekend) Echonet Daily – NDIS – Are you eligible? The Guardian – The NDIS is now a political gaming chip. I’m surprised it took so long Cate Blanchett Voices ‘Game Changing’ NDIS Avatar No Pathway to Release Tuesday 21st … [Read More] NDIS in the News – Week beginning 20th February 2017

Politicians Score an Own-Goal with the NDIS – Pro Bono Australia

Extract form an article by Andrew Donne Pitting welfare and families against the National Disability Insurance Scheme is just creating a humiliating hierarchy of need, writes Endeavour Foundation chief executive Andrew Donne So here we are again, with politicians bouncing the issue of better support for people with a disability around the floor of Parliament House … [Read More] Politicians Score an Own-Goal with the NDIS – Pro Bono Australia

Morrison pushed NDIS ‘hypothecation’ announcement despite caution about timing from Turnbull’s office – The Conversation

Extract from an article by Michelle Grattan Within the Turnbull government there is gnashing of teeth in the wake of the Nick Xenophon Team (NXT) giving the thumbs down to the omnibus bill. This bill includes the childcare reform package and trade-off savings in cuts to family tax benefits. It also has a raft of other … [Read More] Morrison pushed NDIS ‘hypothecation’ announcement despite caution about timing from Turnbull’s office – The Conversation

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