NDIS participants are seeing faster decision-making through the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT), thanks to targeted alternate dispute resolution initiatives. For AAT matters received in the past 12 months, the median weeks to close for matters resolved has almost halved from 31 to 18 weeks, latest data shows.
The Government welcomes the final report of the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability. The report – tabled in the Australian Parliament today – follows four and a half years of inquiry by the Disability Royal Commission into how all governments, institutions and the community can prevent, and better protect Australians with disability from violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation. To those who contributed to the Royal Commission and to improving the lives of all people with disability: your bravery and commitment is to be commended, and we thank you all. Your contributions have already...
Two men accused of defrauding National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) participants have been banned from delivering NDIS services and are now facing even more serious court penalties, NDIS Minister, the Hon. Bill Shorten MP, said today.
On this day ten years ago, 1 July, four trial sites across Australia opened their doors and the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) started to deliver its work. There are now almost 600,000 NDIS participants who have reported increased freedom and control over their lives to go out in their community, to work, make friends and spend their time as they choose.
NDIS participants will benefit from revised pricing arrangements to ensure prices reflect broader economic inflationary pressures.
Disability workers who deliver close personal support to National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) participants, contract COVID-19 and do not have leave entitlements will be eligible for financial assistance through their employer through a new Australian Government initiative.