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Thursday, 28 November 2013

News and commentary on the NDIS (11)

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Conflict over service delivery under the NDIS
El Gibbs, Ramp Up, 18th November 2013
In NSW, the closure of a large institution is highlighting the conflict over how governments are delivering disability services under the NDIS. El Gibbs looks into how disability service delivery is changing around Australia ...

Not Your Average Government Office
John McKenna, John McKenna's News and Views on Disability, 19th November 2013
A waiting room that’s empty makes one think, something’s not right?
This was my first reaction when entering the National office of the National Disability Insurance Scheme in Geelong yesterday ...

NDIS helps the common good
Moira Byrne Garton, Eureka Street, 19th November 2013
... Dr Maurice Newman's criticism of the former Government for establishing and funding programs such as the National Disability Insurance Scheme reveals an upsetting indifference toward those who shoulder the true cost of disability in Australia ...

Minister Fifield addresses the National Press Club - 20 November 2013
(Video 58m17s)

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OPINION: Stockton closure decided 15 years ago 
John Ajaka, Newcastle Herald, Nov. 20, 2013
I would like to correct some of the misconceptions surrounding the implementation of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) in NSW.

Recently I introduced a bill to the NSW Parliament which contains the necessary measures for people with disabilities to seamlessly transition into the NDIS ...

Early figures show NDIS costs blowing out by 30 per cent
Simon Cullen, ABC News, 20th November 2013
Initial figures show the cost of rolling out the multi-billion-dollar disability insurance scheme is about 30 per cent higher than expected, raising the prospect of a broader budget blowout.

NDIS – A marathon not a sprint
John Della Bosca, Every Australian Counts, 21 November 2013
Since the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) started out on its long journey in July, it has found the road a little rocky in places.

That is not surprising, of course, with an initiative of such size and complexity. To their credit, policymakers are not allowing the obstacles to break their stride. As John Della Bosca of the Every Australian Counts Campaign put it, “It’s a great win for Australians with disability that governments are seeing the NDIS as a marathon, not a sprint ...

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