Understanding the NDIS – The Conversation

This is a relatively short article by The Conversation which outlines some of the basic information about the NDIS, including why do we need the NDIS, eligibility and some of the issues that have been experienced up until now. You can read the article here. Related posts: Article by Disability Discrimination Commissioner about the positive … Continue reading

First Peoples’ NDIS Yarning Circle

There’s an exciting information sharing event coming up in the Brisbane region around the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) for service users who identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander and their organisations and communities. It will take place on 23 November from  9.30 – 3.30pm C&K, 257 Gympie Rd Kedron. For more information or to … Continue reading

Article by Disability Discrimination Commissioner about the positive impact of NDIS.

This Sydney Morning Herald article, The NDIS is having a positive impact, by Alister McEwin, Disability Discrimination Commissioner, explains some of the ways in which the NDIS is making a difference in the lives of people with disabilities. The Commissioner points out that this scheme is about investing in people with disabilities so that they … Continue reading

Putting you in the driver’s seat. What are some of the significant differences between the current disability system and the NDIS?

  What are some of the significant differences between the current disability system and the NDIS? Old System New System Block funding attached to service Individualised funding attached to the person Service control Self directed support and choice and control State Government – Disability Services National system – National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) Funding tied to a … Continue reading