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The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a scheme of the Australian Government that funds costs associated with disability. The scheme was legislated for in 2013 and is expected to be in full operation nationally by 2020. It is administered by the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA).


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Watch: Senator Malarndirri McCarthy and Bill Shorten media conference

Labor Senator Malarndirri McCarthy and Shadow Minister for the NDIS Bill Shorten are speaking about disability community concerns about COVID-19 in Darwin.
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More than 1200 people died while waiting for NDIS plans

Over a three-year window more than 1,200 people died after being approved for the disability support scheme, but before receiving their first plan.
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Watch: SBS World News live

Tonight on SBS World News the Prime Minister says Australia is preparing for a pandemic as the coronavirus spreads to four continents, New Zealanders living here call for the Jacinda Arden's..
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Disabled must not bear cost of a budget surplus

It would be concerning if the government dudded the NDIS in order to meet its target.
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States say disabled miss out as Canberra hoards $1.7b of NDIS funding

NSW and Victoria claim 'systemic neglect' means disabled people are missing out on services while the federal government sits on $1.7 billion in NDIS funding.
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NDIS review finds wait times, red tape at heart of 'frustration'

The federal government has accepted changes must be made for "frustrated" participants of the National Disability Insurance Scheme.
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Darkest moments: Why two mothers are considering giving up their children

Two mothers caring for children with severe disabilities have lodged Human Rights Commission complaints against the National Disability Insurance Agency seeking better decisions.
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NDIS cut-off age 'must change' to fix 'terrible gap' in the system

People over 65 not already on the NDIS can’t access the scheme if they acquire a disability after this age under the current system.
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Disability scheme needs urgent improvement

A parliamentary committee has made 14 recommendations to improve the "overly complex and bureaucratic" National Disability Insurance Scheme.
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Cash-strapped disability support groups warn of service cuts

Support providers fear being forced to stop offering critical services such as transportation under the current pricing model for the National Disability Insurance Scheme.
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Stuart Robert pledges more action to meet the needs of culturally diverse communities

The Minister for the NDIS has vowed to do more to help culturally diverse communities break down the barriers which hinder them from accessing the health scheme.
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Government promises NDIS overhaul to speed up wait times

National Disability Insurance Scheme Minister Stuart Robert is set to announce an overhaul of the NDIS, saying it is not living up to its 'high expectations'.
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Victorians still to join the NDIS: report

More than 30,000 eligible Victorians are yet to get a National Disability Insurance Scheme plan and be connected with disability services, a report reveals.
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Migrants and refugees with a disability are struggling to access the NDIS, inquiry told

A lack of specialist support services has meant Australians of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds struggle to access the National Disability Insurance Scheme, advocates say.
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Disability advocates call for NDIS to cover range of 'sexual services'

More than 40 organisations want the NDIS to include 'funding for sex work and sex therapy services'.
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Finally, the NDIS will fund sex therapy. But it should cover sex workers too

Sexual expression is a fundamental part of being human, and disability does not dampen a person's sexual desire, nor their need for intimacy.
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Woman granted sex therapist under NDIS

A woman with multiple sclerosis has won the right to receive funding through the National Disability Insurance Agency for a specialised sex therapist.
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Disability steward wants wait times halved

The federal minister in charge of the National Disability Insurance Scheme wants to slash the time children have to wait before accessing support services.
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CBD Melbourne: Robert's office ambition wears thin

When we revealed last week that Government Services Minister Stuart Robert had decided to base his Ministerial Office in Melbourne, rather than in Queensland where he lives, we speculated that one of..
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Shorten queries NDIS executive exodus

Labor frontbencher Bill Shorten wants to know why so many senior personnel in charge of the National Disability Insurance Scheme are leaving their posts.
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Faster support for children on NDIS plans

Children up to the age of six will be able to access to their National Disability Insurance Scheme plans earlier, new minister Stuart Roberts says.
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Fed govt acts to help kids accessing NDIS

Children up to the age of six will be able to access to their National Disability Insurance Scheme plans earlier, new minister Stuart Roberts says.
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Task force eyes $9.3m in disability fraud

An auditor-general report has revealed investigations are under way into almost $10 million of alleged fraud against the National Disability Insurance Scheme.
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Victoria, federal coalition mint NDIS deal

The Victorian Labor government and federal coalition have struck a deal confirming how they will pay for the National Disability Insurance Scheme in the state.
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