Tuesday, 22 July 2014

News, commentary and resources on the NDIS (24)

NDIS ready for rollout, says disability advocate, despite suggested delay
Gabrielle Chan, The Guardian, 20th July 2014
President of People With Disability Australia disputes KPMG review finding that design of full scheme 'lacks clarity' ...
   
NDIS agency board puts cloud over rollout
Rick Morton, The Australian, 19th July 2014
The National Disability Insur­ance Scheme shows “limited evidence” of having created the flexible environment of individual support promised and there are “serious risks” to its sustainability, says a long-awaited ­review of its preparedness. The review, commissioned by the NDIS agency board and authored by auditors at KPMG, has long been touted by the federal government as the crucial factor in helping decide if the $22 billion scheme should be delayed.

It was released quietly online yesterday as the nation turned its attention to the Malaysia Airlines flight shot down over Ukraine ...
NDIS, 18th July 2014
The KPMG Paper is on the right-hand side of this page, plus NDIA's media release in response. 
NDIA chairman Bruce Bonyhady says the Agency is totally committed to delivering the full National Disability Insurance Scheme as quickly as possible and sustainably 
“What this KPMG paper does is identify some of the lessons from the trial sites to date together with some of the complexity surrounding rollout to full scheme. It is one of the many inputs, which will be considered as we start to talk to our stakeholders about the best way forward,” Mr Bonyhady says. 
More of Mr Bonyhady's comments are in the media release, KPMG paper released ahead of stakeholder consultation, 18th July 2014 
We welcome comments on the paper via this special feedback page.

Discover: A Resource for people planning for the future
Discover provides the information needed to navigate the new National Disability Insurance Scheme: NDIS. 
This resource combines complex information alongside Easy Read sections to enable people with impaired decision making to be supported through all stages of planning under NDIS.  
Discover also provides information about planning for whole of life including wills and trusts, as well as providing contacts to source additional information.
A free set of resources, including Easy English text,  published online by the Endeavour Foundation, through a Practical Design Fund grant.

Lake Macquarie added to NDIS trial
Matthew Kelly, Newcastle Herald, 16th July 2014
... After a year of operation, around about 2,000 people are receiving services under the Newcastle NDIS trial. The scheme will now be expanded to include Lake Macquarie, effectively doubling the number of people who will benefit ...

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