September 25, 2018

Issues / NDIS – inching closer to market readiness

A parliamentary inquiry has found that neither the NDIA, disability service providers, the disability workforce nor participants are ready for […]

September 11, 2018

Issues / Who can handle dealing with the NDIS?

Jean was in tears.  “I feel like I’m only just coping, just keeping my head above water” She’d cracked the night […]

July 5, 2018

Issues / AAT urges minister to fix NDIA decisions – an “entirely unsatisfactory state of affairs”

The Administrative Appeals Tribunal is hearing many appeals by NDIS participants against decisions made by the NDIA, and many are […]

May 16, 2018

Issues / Commonwealth Ombudsman finds NDIA reviews too slow

The Commonwealth Ombudsman’s report into the NDIA’s process for reviewing plans has found the process is too slow, the backlog […]

May 3, 2018

Issues / NDIS ILC funding not supporting Acquired Brain Injury

The National Readiness grants for the NDIS program of Information, Linkages and Capacity Building (ILC) were announced on Monday April […]

May 2, 2018

Issues / Is the NDIA too fond of lawyers?

“In carrying out its functions, the Tribunal must pursue the objective of providing a mechanism of review that is fair, […]

March 9, 2018

Issues / How market-ready is the NDIS?

The Federal Parliament Joint Standing Committee on the National Disability Insurance Scheme is conducting an inquiry into the market readiness […]

February 7, 2018

Issues / Disability NFP organisations struggling with IT

A recent survey of Not For Profits has revealed that disability NFPs don’t have the IT systems or capabilities that […]

February 2, 2018

Issues / Protection from abuse of people with disability not guaranteed, even in hospital

Even in places where care is the goal, abuse can occur.

January 31, 2018

Issues / Time to review the reviewers?

To paraphrase the old legal maxim, “Access delayed is access denied”. While the NDIA has a process for requesting a review of a plan, we are finding lots of issues with the process.