Library staff will monitor press and add to this post throughout the month
Friday 15 December 2017
Thursday 14 December 2017
Community Care Review
Wednesday 13 December 2017
The Australian – Western Australia dumps state scheme, joins NDIS
Tuesday 12 December 2017
Business News – WA joins national disability scheme
ProBono – WA Adopts NDIA Model For NDIS
Rockhampton Morning Bulletin – Today in Rocky: All your NDIS questions answered
Star Weekly – On a mission to care – Melbourne City Mission has opened a new disability support hub in Werribee
Monday 11 December 2017 (includes weekend)
The Australian – NDIS hired more executive contractors than staff despite warning
PS News – DSS paper stands up for disabilities
Friday 8 December
Thursday 7 December
The Australian – Improved economic outlook may not justify a rush to tax cuts
Pro Bono Australia – Australians Encouraged To Have Their Say on Future of Supported …
The South Burnett Times – Disability service providers struggle in NDIS roll out
Sydney Morning Herald – Public, private or in-between? Staff-led mutuals may be future of aged and disability care
Wednesday 6 December
Tuesday 5 December
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Monday 4 December 2017 (includes weekend)
ABC Radio – Disability service providers worried NDIS flaws will ruin them — Many disability service providers say problems with the rollout of the National Disability Insurance Scheme could force them out of business.
abc.net.au – From $29000 to nothing: Concerns raised over NDIS review process — A Ballarat woman who had $29,000 worth of support payments from the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) cancelled has criticised the organisation’s handling of her case.
ABC News – Disability providers are ‘barely scraping through’ says peak body, wearing costs of ‘flawed’ NDIS … — Demand for services is growing rapidly as more people sign up for the NDIS but problems with implementing the scheme are discouraging service providers from investing in growth. The State of the Disability Sector Report 2017, released by the peak body National Disability Services, found 58 per cent …
The Australian – The day in federal parliament — Many disability providers are out of pocket and having to “effectively bankroll the government” due to flaws and inefficiencies of the national disability insurance scheme.
The Herald – OPINION: Lake Macquarie grandmother’s concerns over NDIS — By any measure, the National Disability Insurance Scheme is one of the biggest social reforms Australia has undertaken in the modern era. In simple terms, the NDIS aims to take Commonwealth control of disability funding and policy, with NSW and most other states privatising what disability services …
Carers of people with disabilities urged to plan for the future — While the NDIS is designed to streamline support, experts say it’s vital that carers also plan for the future. Ms McNee hopes the NDIS will support her son with accommodation when she no longer can. “A few of my friends have just put their children in a group home,” she said. It’s a good idea to see what …
Disability scheme an old joke about a boat — He was responding to a new report that reveals how disability service providers are struggling to meet demand as the program’s rollout hits numerous hurdles.
Triple M – Survey results paint a positive picture for the NDIS — Participants in the NDIS aged over 25 were surveyed; with over 60% have seen improvements in daily living activities as well as social, community and civic … National Disability Insurance Agency’s Marianne Diamond says the latest stats from the NDIS Outcomes framework paint a pretty good picture.
Friday 1 December 2017
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