Monthly Archives: June 2015

  • Give your feedback! The Australian Government, together with state and territory governments is reviewing the current National Disability Advocacy Framework (the Framework).  They want to ensure they continue to meet the needs of people with disability in a changing disability environment. The Framework is the structure governments work within to enable and support people with […]

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  • Latest NDIS Report on the sustainability of the scheme Each quarter the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) prepares a report on its operations for the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) Disability Reform Council in accordance with section 174 of the National Disability Insurance Scheme Act 2013. These reports are known as quarterly reports. The quarterly […]

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  • The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) has great potential to improve the lives of people with psychosocial disability associated with mental illness. If we are to meet the needs of these people, however it is absolutely crucial that we get the broad architecture of the scheme right. Psychosocial disability relates to the ‘social consequences of […]

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  • The Mental Health and the NDIS: A Literature Review examines the current state of evidence relating to the impact of psychosocial disability in the context of the implementation of the National Disability Insurance Scheme Act 2013. Development of the literature review was intended to assist the work of the NDIS Independent Advisory Council in advising […]

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  • An Introduction to the Concept of Holistic Psychosocial Disability Support During an initial NDIA Mental Health Roundtable in February 2014, it was agreed that a concept paper exploring recovery principles and holistic psychosocial disability supports be developed. Clinical psychologist and leading academic, Mr Paul O’Halloran, produced a draft report that was refined through consultation with […]

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