Friday, 31 January 2014

News and commentary on the NDIS (15)

Transcript of interview about NDIS funding: Senator Mitch Fifield 
Peter Van Onselen, Sky News, 29th January 2014
... Tony Abbott, Joe Hockey, Mathias Cormann are all committed to the NDIS. And part of the reason for that is, this is getting back to what should be the core business of government. Now, we all believe in hard work and reward for effort, but we also believe in helping people who face extra challenges for reasons beyond their control ...

Moving from charity to insurance: Australia’s disability system transformed
Tony Abrahams, World Economic Forum, 16th January 2014
... The success of Australia’s NDIS campaign has global implications and gives cause for optimism for a better and fairer future for all. So, what were the ingredients of success? And can they be replicated?

NDIS information translations now available online
NSW Ageing, Disability and Home Care (News), 24th January 2014
Information about the NDIS for people with disability, families and carers now available in Arabic, Chinese, Hindi, Korean, Spanish and Vietnamese, as well as Easy English.

NSW Capacity Building for People with Disability
NSW Ageing, Disability and Home Care, January 2014
The NSW Government has demonstrated its commitment to supporting people with disability, families and carers prepare for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) by investing in 'Getting Prepared' – capacity building projects which have been funded until 30 June 2015 ...

Disability advocates fear NDIS impact of budget cuts
ABC News, 17th January 2014
Cost blowouts and Government budget cuts have got people with disabilities and their advocates wary of assurances that the National Disability Insurance Scheme will go ahead as planned. (7.30 video 6m 57s)

NDIS privatisation a betrayal: Labor
AAP/Daily Telegraph, 16th January 2014
A potential sell off of the National Disability Insurance Scheme agency would betray disabled people and their carers, the federal opposition says. During a senate inquiry on Wednesday, the chairman of the Abbott government's commission of audit, Tony Shepherd, refused to rule out recommending a sell-off of the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA), which is tasked with rolling out the scheme ...

NDIS the key to 'happy families'
Rachel Baxendale, The Australian, 23rd January 2014
.... Ms McCallum, 43, spoke to The Australian as one of 22 participants in LEAD Barwon, a Victorian government-funded project aimed at developing the communication and advocacy skills of the disabled people, families and carers who are the first users of DisabilityCare, to help ensure the new scheme achieves its aims ...

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