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Next step to shape a new National Disability Strategy

The Morrison Government is leading formal discussions today with states and territories on developing a new National Disability Strategy at today’s Disability Reform Council meeting.

Delivering the NDIS: Over $105 million to build capacity of people with disability

Minister for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), Stuart Robert, today announced $105.9 million in funding for programs to build the capacity of Australians with disability to participate in and contribute to the community.

Over $12.5 million boost for WA-based disability organisations

Minister for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), Stuart Robert, today announced over $12.5 million in funding for organisations in Western Australia to build the capacity of Australians with disability to participate in and contribute to the community.

Board appointments position NDIS for success

Minister for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), Stuart Robert, today announced the Board of the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) from 1 January 2020, with nine reappointments and one new member.

Red tape slashed for small businesses looking to work with the NDIS

Minister for the NDIS, Stuart Robert, today announced changes to the NDIS Provider Registration Rules to streamline processes for many small businesses seeking to become NDIS providers.

Celebrating Australians with disability

On the International Day of People with Disability 2019, Minister for Families and Social Services Anne Ruston and Minister for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Stuart Robert acknowledged the amazing contribution Australians with disability make in communities across the country.

Delivering the NDIS plan: New medium-term accommodation option for NDIS participants

The Minister for the National Disability Insurance Scheme, Stuart Robert, today announced the NDIS will fund a new type of transitional housing support designed to support participants as they prepare to move into their permanent home.

Delivering the NDIS Plan: Pricing review announced

The Minister for the National Disability Insurance Scheme, Stuart Robert, today announced the commencement of the NDIS Annual Price Review for 2020-21.

Delivering the NDIS Plan: Longer plan duration and greater accessibility available now

The Minister for the National Disability Insurance Scheme, Stuart Robert, today announced practical changes to NDIS planning that will see participants have the option to request longer plan durations of up to three years and receive their plan in a range of accessible formats.

First ever NDIS Participant Employment Strategy launched

Minister for the National Disability Insurance Scheme, Stuart Robert, today announced the first ever NDIS Participant Employment Strategy–a nation-wide effort to empower NDIS participants with more choice and control through supporting them to succeed in employment opportunities.

New Design Standard puts NDIS Specialist Disability Accommodation on solid foundations

Minister for the NDIS, Stuart Robert, today released the Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) Design Standard¬¬–landmark guidelines that will spur a new era of housing construction and enhancement for Australians with disability. The SDA Design Standard will guide architects, builders and the community as they look for new and better ways to build specialist housing for people with disability.

New CEO of the National Disability Insurance Agency

Minister for the National Disability Insurance Scheme, Stuart Robert, today welcomed the appointment of Mr Martin Hoffman as the incoming Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA). Minister Robert said Mr Hoffman has a long and distinguished history of senior leadership roles in service delivery in both the public and private sectors, leading high performing organisations while growing customer satisfaction and staff engagement. He also has deep expertise in digital transformation.

Applications open for share in $8.8 million NDIS Transition Assistance Funding

The Morrison Government is helping businesses get National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)-ready with $8.8 million available through the second round of NDIS Transition Assistance Funding. There are 440 grants, worth up to $20,000 each, available in this latest round.

Government awards $65m in NDIS information grants to help connect and build up disability community

Minister for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), Stuart Robert, has today announced more than $65 million to assist Australians with disability, their families and carers to more easily access high-quality and up to date information about living with disability. The grants awarded under the NDIS’ Information, Linkages and Capacity Building (ILC) National Information Program, will increase the accessibility, quality and consistency of information via national platforms over the next three years.

Federal-State cooperation continues NDIS build with improvements in transport, mental health and justice

The Council of Australian Governments (COAG) Disability Reform Council (DRC) met today for its second meeting for 2019 in Sydney, New South Wales. DRC maintained momentum in resolving long-standing issues regarding the interface between the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and mainstream service systems.

$62 million in grants available for Australians with disability to live more connected lives

The Morrison Government has announced applications are now open to share in $62 million worth of National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Information, Linkages and Capacity Building (ILC) grants. Two ILC grants rounds are now open: Mainstream Capacity Building program ($32m available) and Economic and Community Participation program ($30m available).

More than 30,000 South Australians benefit from NDIS

Minister for the NDIS, Stuart Robert, has announced that more than 30,000 South Australians have now benefitted from life-changing support through the Scheme. Minister Robert, who was in Adelaide today as part of ongoing regular roundtable discussions with local participants, said the milestone is significant with nearly half of all participants in the state receiving supports for the first time.

Consultations Open on NDIS Participant Service Guarantee

Minister for the National Disability Insurance Scheme, Stuart Robert, has opened a public consultation into the NDIS Participant Service Guarantee seeking feedback on how NDIS processes can be improved.

Minister opens NDIS Commission Office in Victoria

Minister for the National Disability Insurance Scheme, Stuart Robert, today officially opened the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission (NDIS Commission) Victorian office, alongside Federal Member for Chisholm, Ms Gladys Liu.

$100 million in community grants to empower people with disability

The Morrison Government has announced $100 million in funding for programs aimed at empowering people with disability across Australia to be independent and engage fully in social, economic and community life.