Disability insurance

Research report

15 Jun 2017

Research Summary

This study investigated the interconnections between housing, community infrastructure and quality of life for Indigenous people living with disability. It incorporated three case studies from Yalata and Point Pearce in South Australia and Greater Geelong...

Discussion paper

09 Jun 2017

This position paper outlines the Commission's early thinking on NDIS costs. The purpose of this position paper is to seek feedback on the Commission's preliminary conclusions, and on any additional issues that should be considered before the public release of the final study report.

This...

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24 May 2017

A Melbourne Social Equity Insititute research team recently embarked on a project to explore the degree to which the NDIS is achieving its aims and objectives from the perspective of people with disability using these services.

Introduced in 2013, the National Disability Insurance Scheme...

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Research report

10 Mar 2017

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) has been described as the biggest social reform since the introduction of Medicare in the 1970s.

The NDIS is currently being rolled out across NSW and Australia, and will be fully operational in NSW by July 2018.

This Issues...

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Guide

03 Mar 2017

Introduction

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) provides support to people with disability, their families and carers. It is jointly governed and funded by the Australian, and participating state and territory governments. The NDIS is being introduced across...

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Discussion paper

01 Mar 2017

People with disability represent a fifth of the Australian population (AIHW 2015), and this proportion is expected to increase with population ageing. With the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) being progressively rolled out across Australia, this is a particularly appropriate time for...

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Discussion paper

22 Feb 2017

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a new scheme designed to change the way that support and care is provided to people with profound or severe permanent disability. The scheme is currently being rolled out across Australia.

The NDIS is based on the premise that individuals...

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Research report

25 Nov 2016

The principles on which the NDIS is founded remain compelling and inspiring. Doubling the funding for disability support to rectify the chronic under-supply of services, choice and control for people with disability and their families, an insurance approach that focuses on early intervention and...

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Research report

14 Nov 2016

Introduction

A legislative requirement of the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) in the National Disability Insurance (NDIS) Act 2013 ( Section 174 ) is:

The Board members must prepare a report on operations of the Agency for each period of 3 months...

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Research report

09 Nov 2016

Audit objective and criteria

Recognising that a well-functioning and responsive disability services market is fundamental to the successful implementation of the NDIS, the audit focused on the management of the transition of the disability services market by the...

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01 Sep 2016

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) provides support to people with disability, their families and carers. It is jointly governed and funded by the Australian and participating states and territory governments. The NDIS is being introduced across Australia from July 2016, except in...

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Commentary

Article

08 Jul 2016

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) allows Australians with a disability to choose which agencies or people they wish to collaborate with to help achieve their goals.

For Indigenous people, there are many positives to this scheme. It provides the opportunity to address the...

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Article

06 Jul 2016

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is the only national scheme of its kind in the world. Its introduction has been likened to a generational shift with some saying the scheme’s impact will be similar to that of Medicare.

Choice and control are the fundamental principles of...

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28 Jun 2016

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Research report

16 Mar 2016

National Disability Services and Every Australian Counts have released a paper showing the potential scaleof the economic benefits the NDIS will bring to South Australia. New economic modelling forecasts the impact the NDIS will have on SA Gross State Product when fully implemented and details...

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Research report

07 Mar 2016

National Disability Services and Every Australian Counts have released a paper showing the potential scale of the economic benefits the NDIS will bring to Victoria. New economic modelling forecasts the impact the NDIS will have on Victorian Gross State Product when fully implemented and details...

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Briefing paper

03 Dec 2015

The financial arrangements for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) are crucial to the successful implementation of the Scheme. The NDIS is jointly funded by the Commonwealth and the States and Territories. The DisabilityCare Australia (DCA) levy (0.5% of income) was introduced on 1...

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Journal article

29 Oct 2015

In many developed countries, the provision of disability services has undergone significant transformations, from institutional to community based care, and from organisational to personalised funding. Yet delivering disability support remains an ongoing challenge for governments.

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Research report

15 Oct 2015

There is a growing interest in social investment in Australia, where investors see a positive social benefit as well as a financial return. Government and philanthropy alone do not have the resources to build the number of housing and support options needed to resolve the issues of young people...

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Research report

07 Oct 2015

One of the reasons young people remain living in residential aged care facilities is that there are limited suitable housing options for them. While the recent introduction of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) means that people can get funding for support and equipment, without...