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 […]

June 12, 2018

News / John Wakefield, champion for intellectual disability, awarded Order of Australia

Leadership Plus is delighted to congratulate our long-serving board member, John Wakefield on being admitted to the Order of Australia […]

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 […]

February 26, 2018

News / The importance of independent oversight in disability care

A coronial inquiry into the death of a woman with disability after reports from community visitor volunteers highlights the importance of […]

News / Losing touch – touch screen EFTPOS interfaces can be a problem

Australia has one of the highest uptake of EFTPOS devices in the world, and a reputation for innovation in payment […]

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.

Issues / Who wants to pay for a bank statement?

Treasury is undertaking a consultation into charging for paper copies of bills and bank statements.  As more and more utilities, […]