Library staff will monitor press and add to this post throughout the month (includes weekends)
Thursday 23 November
The Australian – Porter backs welfare drug tests: ‘They work’ — Mr Porter also said yesterday that a deal on the NDIS being rolled out in full in Western Australia — the only state that has not yet signed on for the national program — was “likely very soon”. Asked about revelations in The Australian that NDIS bosses had spent $180 million on consultants and …
Australian Financial Review – Chris Richardson: Hello personal income tax cuts, goodbye budget surplus — But in the meantime we’d used that temporary boom in revenues to finance a series of promises to ourselves: baby bonuses, family benefits, the NationalDisability Insurance Scheme, and eight consecutive years of personal income tax cuts. (Brotherhood staff please contact the LIBRARY )
Coast Community News – Supported accommodation homes being built — The Gorokan project was one of Australia’s first disability housing projects being built to meet NDIS ‘ Supported Disability Accommodation standards, …
Lakes Mail – Mayor’s message | Smart reinvention of Charlestown’s mall — … Lake Macquarie City Council is revitalising the Pearson Street Mall and will transform it into dynamic hub that will double as a ‘test bed’ for innovative technologies designed to improve community connectivity and interaction.
Wednesday 22 November
It’s Turnbull’s tax strategy to survive The Turnbull government looked at first for spending saves but the parliament threw them out. The aim in the May budget was to resolve NDIS funding..
NDIS executives splash out $180m on ‘strategic advice’ [Includes reference to Brotherhood of St Laurence]
National Disability Insurance Scheme leaves clients in slow lane — The NDIS rollout to eligible adults began in South Australia in July following a trial period of several years marked by embarrassing problems including an IT meltdown that led to payment delays and staff not receiving training. A full national rollout is not expected until after 2020. Dignity Party MP Kelly …
The Port Lincoln Times — Some promising opportunities for growth — News that the National Disability Insurance Scheme ( NDIS ) will deliver 350 jobs in the disability sector in the Eyre and Western Region once it is fully … be needed to provide these services and support so it was good to see job seekers encouraged to go along to this week’s NDIS expo in Port Lincoln
SBS – Minister rules out lifting Newstart rates — Australia’s peak welfare body has warned against raiding the government revenue “piggy bank” to pay for personal tax cuts. ACOSS CEO Cassandra Goldie said government revenues needed to be strengthened to pay for essential services like the National Disability Insurance Scheme and health care.
Sky News – Minister rules out lifting Newstart rates — ACOSS CEO Cassandra Goldie said government revenues needed to be strengthened to pay for essential services like the National Disability Insurance Scheme and health care.
The West Australian
Personal income tax cuts a question of mathematics for Canberra — … and the Government’s increase in the Medicare levy to help cover the cost of the National Disability Insurance Scheme . The extra $50 billion in tax is …
Senator backs income tax cuts — A key conservative member of the Federal Government has urged it to abandon planned company tax cuts to pay fora reduction in personal tax rates
Tuesday 21 November
Ararat Advertiser – Horsham seniors program to continue after petition — “Due to multiple changes to the funding model including the introduction of the National Disability Insurance Scheme and a new model of age care …
Australian Financial Review (Brotherhood staff please contact the LIBRARY )
“Bill Shorten dismisses Malcolm Turnbull’s tax cut ‘thought bubble'” — … budget the Medicare levy would increase from 2 per cent to 2.5 per cent of taxable income to help fund the National Disability Insurance Scheme .
“Income tax cut could be as soon as 2018” — The government announced in this year’s budget the Medicare levy would increase from 2 per cent to 2.5 per cent of taxable income to help fund the National Disability Insurance Scheme.
The Conversation – Turnbull wants to take middle income earners’ income tax both up and down — This is in the form of a higher Medicare levy to help fund the National Disability Insurance Scheme …
The Newcastle Herald – Newcastle Herald Short Takes November 21 2017 — It’s little wonder that up to one third of funding allocated to NDIS participants is going unspent (“Benefits and costs of NDIS , Herald 20/11) if our …
Port Lincoln Times – Reform offers choice — West Coast Home Care’s Jill Schultz and Life Without Barriers Anya Fiedler speak with Disability Minister Katrine Hildyard at the Port Lincoln NDIS expo. PEOPLE with a disability, their families and carers have taken advantage of an opportunity to speak directly with service providers …
The Standard – Jobs go as disability sector shifts in response to NDIS | The Standard — WDEA Works chief executive officer (CEO) Barrie Elvish said the introduction of the National Disability Insurance Scheme ( NDIS )
Monday 20 November
The Advertiser (SA) – Cara and Scosa are trialling a new platform, known as CARL, that helps disability service providers … — While CARL is registered as a service-provider under the NDIS , Mr Ehmann is also calling for State Governments to extend taxi subsidies to sharing platforms such as CARL, enabling member organisations to hire out their vehicles for a commercial gain and help address market demand.
Earlier this month:
The Australian – NDIS: another fine mess we’re in
Business News – NDIS: Threat or Opportunity?
Daily Mercury – NDIS leaving Mackay residents ‘worse off’
The News Mornington Peninsula – Rosebud ‘carer’s place’ set to open — Brotherhood of St Laurence Local Area Coordinator Clare Tucker was guest speaker at CLA’s annual meeting held yesterday (Monday 13 November) …
The Weekly SOURCE – NDIS: new report finds scheme will be delayed and understaffed …
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