Minister for the NDIS, Bill Shorten, is zeroing in on those who would fleece Australians with permanent and significant disability of their National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) funding. This week in Queensland, one woman has been jailed for more than two years and another woman will face charges following separate matters related to fraud against the NDIS. “Any type of deceptive or fraudulent behaviour that targets the safety net to support our fellow Australians with permanent and significant disability is shameless and despicable,” Minister Shorten said. “These people pretend to support NDIS participants but instead try to rip them off...
The latest data in the NDIS Quarterly Report shows over 530,000 participants are now receiving individualised funding packages for disability-related supports.
The arrest and charging of a man at Brisbane International Airport on suspicion of defrauding the National Disability Insurance Scheme
The Board of the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) has announced that it has accepted, with regret, the resignation of CEO Mr Martin Hoffman, effective 2 July 2022. Mr Hoffman commenced as CEO in November 2019. Dr Denis Napthine AO, Chair of the NDIS Board, commended Mr Hoffman for his stewardship of the Scheme through such an important stage of its evolution. “During Martin’s leadership the NDIS completed the full transition from the old systems – and grew dramatically with now more than 520,000 participants benefiting from the Scheme. He has also overseen significant participant experience improvements, with an emphasis...
Four people will face charges for allegedly defrauding the NDIS of more than $2 million following their arrests in Western Sydney yesterday.
The NDIA has today released a new Psychosocial Disability Recovery-Oriented Framework, supporting participants living with psychosocial disability in their personal recovery to live a meaningful life.