Monthly Archives: January 2016

  • What is the Principle of “no disadvantage”? Governments made a commitment – through the Intergovernmental Agreement for the NDIS Launch (IGA) – that if you were receiving supports before becoming a participant in the NDIS you should not be disadvantaged by your transition to the NDIS. The commitment is that people who become participants in […]

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  • Want to share a blog post? Over the past 12 months Every Australian Counts bloggers have been one of the strongest voices in the campaign for a full NDIS to transform the lives of people with disability, wherever they live in Australia. From the funny to the heartbreaking, to blogs with expert insights based on […]

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  • For those people living in Queensland, the Department of Communities has funded multiple community organisations to support the communities understanding of the NDIS. There are information sessions, news and updates, resources, a calendar of events and FAQ’s.  For more information for individuals, carers, families and providers click the link below: Department of Communities NDIS Information

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  • Information, Linkages and Capacity Building (ILC) – Commissioning Framework now out for consultation In the future the NDIA will fund ILC activities. ILC stands for Information, Linkages and Capacity Building and was formerly referred to as “Tier 2”. The NDIA will undertake consultation and co-design activities in early 2016 to inform its plans for this […]

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  • The Australian Government has recently launched a new service to support Australia’s 2.7 million carers in their caring roles. The Carer Gateway provides information about the services and support available for people who care for someone with a disability, or who are frail due to age. Carer Gateway will provide information for carers online and […]

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  • Specialist Disability Accommodation Some Australians living with disability require access to Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) in order to best meet their needs. This may be due to physical needs, or requiring high levels of support. From July 1 2016, eligible participants requiring access to SDA will have funding included in their plan to cover any […]

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