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NDIS on track with forecast budget despite Morrison’s claim of cost blowouts

NDIS on track with forecast budget despite Morrison’s claim of cost blowouts

Scott Morrison warned the NDIS faced cost blowouts without new integrity measures, but the scheme is on track with Productivity Commission forecasts.

  • by Rob Harris

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She made us cry with that Qantas song. Now she reveals her own pain

She made us cry with that Qantas song. Now she reveals her own pain

Australia’s Martha Marlow was 20 when she was picked by Randy Newman to sing his iconic tune. But some days she can’t play the guitar.

  • by Susan Skelly
Morrison warns NDIS faces billion-dollar cost blowouts without changes

Morrison warns NDIS faces billion-dollar cost blowouts without changes

The Prime Minister says new NDIS integrity measures such as contentious independent assessments are needed to ensure a fair and sustainable system.

  • by Rob Harris
Nothing funny about hearing loss - as my child knows
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Parenting

Nothing funny about hearing loss - as my child knows

Hearing loss isn’t a comedic act, nor does it only affect older people. It’s time to represent it for what it is.

  • by Megan Blandford
NDIS chief ‘deeply regrets’ anxiety over independent assessments

NDIS chief ‘deeply regrets’ anxiety over independent assessments

The chief of the National Disability Insurance Scheme believes it has become too bureaucratic, with participants having to “explain and justify” every aspect of their lives to a stranger.

  • by Jewel Topsfield
Falling off the ‘magical cliff’: Call for review of NDIS age ‘discrimination’

Falling off the ‘magical cliff’: Call for review of NDIS age ‘discrimination’

People who did not join the National Disability Insurance Scheme before the age of 65 are not eligible and that, according to former business titan Bill Moss, is discrimination.

  • by Jewel Topsfield
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Pilot program aims to break down barriers for job seekers with disability
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Pilot program aims to break down barriers for job seekers with disability

The federal government is launching a new pilot program to assess the barriers facing job seekers with a disability.

  • by Anna Patty
Disability royal commission calls hearing into vaccine rollout with just 101 care homes receiving first dose

Disability royal commission calls hearing into vaccine rollout with just 101 care homes receiving first dose

Despite being included in phases 1a and 1b of the vaccine rollout, few people with disabilities or disability care workers have been vaccinated so far.

  • by Rachel Clun
Turbulence ahead for NDIS amid proposed changes
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Opinion

Turbulence ahead for NDIS amid proposed changes

The changes being considered to the NDIS by the Morrison government are a real concern to anyone living with a disability or caring for someone with a disability.

  • by Phil Hayes-Brown
Shorten calls on government to scrap proposed NDIS changes

Shorten calls on government to scrap proposed NDIS changes

Bill Shorten will say if Labor wins the next election it will return people with “lived disability experience” to the board and senior levels of the agency that runs the scheme and introduce greater accountability of how money is spent.

  • by Rob Harris
‘Robo-planning a disgrace’: NDIS architect slams independent assessments
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‘Robo-planning a disgrace’: NDIS architect slams independent assessments

One of the key architects of the National Disability Insurance Scheme has called for the immediate abandonment of independent assessments to determine whether people with disabilities are eligible for funding.

  • by Jewel Topsfield