Disability insurance

Report

22 Oct 2018

While the NDIS promises to improve the lives of more than 400,000 Australians with a disability, the scheme has been marred by a range of implementation challenges. In particular, there has been much concern over 'thin' markets. This report draws together the international literature on...

Discussion paper

17 Oct 2018

Carers report that the provision of care can be very stressful. Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) 2012 data reveals that 50% of primary carers identified that caring has one or more negative impacts on their physical or emotional wellbeing.

Report

20 Sep 2018

As a result of this inquiry, 29 recommendations have been made, which aim to ensure that appropriate strategies and responses are swiftly implemented to stimulate the growth of the marketplace and ensure that all NDIS participants have timely access to the necessary and reasonable support...

Discussion paper

24 Jul 2018

The NDA is a high level agreement between the Commonwealth and State and Territory Governments, signed in 2008 (with a 2009 commencement) and then updated in 2012. It spans many aspects of disability policy, service provision, performance assessment and reporting. This issues paper has been...

Report

13 Jul 2018

The NDIS emerged from years of discussions about problems with the existing disability support arrangements, the need for reform, and proposals for new models of disability support. Key developments in the realisation of the NDIS are outlined in this paper.

Article

A practical guide for providers looking to be more effective and efficient in supporting customers
27 Jun 2018

This article unpacks what is meant by customer-centricity, and provides a guide and practical tips for disability service providers looking to take a customer-centric approach to transforming their operating model.

Report

4 Jun 2018

While the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is expected to largely replace the current provision of services to people with disability under the National Disability Agreement (NDA), many people were still receiving support under the NDA in 2016–17.

Discussion paper

31 May 2018

This paper asks for feedback on how to make sure that if supported school transport is in the NDIS, it is safe, flexible, affordable and reliable. It explores how supported school transport could work in the NDIS in a nationally consistent way. The potential model...

Briefing paper

29 May 2018

Leading up to the budget there has been a good deal of concern over the status of the NDIS, also known as DisabilityCare Australia. It is important to understand just what is going on and how secure the funding might be.

Report

Report on the National Disability Insurance Agency's handling of reviews
15 May 2018

This report is based on information extracted from complaint investigations, stakeholder feedback, briefings provided by the NDIA, and the legislation, policy and procedural guidance relevant to the administration of reviews under the National Disability Insurance Scheme Act 2013.

Report

13 Apr 2018

A new proposal for a portable training system for disability support workers under the NDIS would help to ensure the program achieves its goal of delivering high-quality, individualised services to people with disabilities. The proposal is developed in this report from the Centre for Future...

Evaluation

9 Apr 2018

This consolidated report contains findings based on all data collections undertaken over the course of the evaluation, including surveys and interviews with NDIS participants, their families and carers, disability support providers, and other stakeholders.

Policy report

Insights and policy recommendations from expert stakeholders
20 Mar 2018

In parallel with the national report, the University of Sydney research team and Community Mental Health Australia (CMHA) were commissioned by Mental Health Victoria (previously called VICSERV) and Salvos-connect Barwon to focus in upon the experiences of consumers, family members and services providers engaged with...

Report

15 Feb 2018

The committee received a wealth of information and evidence throughout the inquiry. As a result, the committee has made twenty-six recommendations, which aim to ensure that improved and appropriate arrangements can be put in place to provide necessary and reasonable supports for all NDIS participants...

Report

2 Feb 2018

The initial Audit of Disability Research in Australia was published online in July 2014, and included scientific and grey literature, government and non-government research reports. The current Audit of Disability Research in Australia Update Report 2017 , hereafter referred to Audit Update 2017 was commissioned...

Technical report

Final report: stakeholder identified gaps and solutions
30 Jan 2018

The gaps and solutions raised in this report should not be seen as a fundamental criticism of the NDIS or the NDIA, which is an important step forward in disability reform in Australia. Instead, they should be viewed as a way of adding national psychosocial...

Report

4 Dec 2017

Most of the findings in this report are based on the 2017 Annual Market Survey, which saw 516 disability service providers share their experiences. The survey focuses on the 2016-17 financial year, and highlights the key concerns of the sector, as well as what’s needed...

Commentary

16 Nov 2017

Could the National Disability Insurance Scheme be threatened by higher-than-expected diagnoses of autism and developmental delay?

Report

19 Oct 2017

The scale, pace and nature of the changes that the NDIS is driving are unprecedented in Australia. To reach the estimated 475 000 participants in the scheme by 2019 20, the NDIA needs to approve hundreds of plans a day and review hundreds more. The...

Report

19 Oct 2017

This audit assessed the effectiveness of controls being implemented or developed by the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) to ensure National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) access decisions are consistent with legislative and other requirements

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