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Last week was an exciting time for people from NSW and Victoria who have been waiting to find out when they can get the NDIS.
The bilateral agreements for NSW and Victoria were signed on Wednesday, September 16. This means that people from those states now know when the NDIS will roll out in their areas. We tell you all about this in the news and resources below.
People from the rest of the country are still waiting for their governments to sign these agreements. We encourage you to contact your Minister for Disability and tell them you want these agreements signed as soon as possible. Every Australian Counts have set up a handy process to help you email your Disability Minister here.
It has also been a very big time of change in Australian politics. Malcolm Turnbull is our new Prime Minister, and on Saturday, he changed the jobs of a lot of the Ministers. Before this change, Assistant Social Services Minister Mitch Fifield was in charge of disability and the NDIS, but he has a different job now. There is not a dedicated portfolio for disability and the NDIS anymore, but the new Social Services Minister Christian Porter says disability and the NDIS will be part of his responsibilities.
Don’t miss the opportunity to have a say about the NDIS Act (the NDIS laws and rules), which is being looked at after two years in action, to see if it can be made better. We tell you how to get involved below.
Feeling lonely or just want to make new friends? Come join the MDM Club for free. The Club is our disability and NDIS community where you can chat in a safe, tolerant and respectful environment. Our Club members include people with autism, depression, anxiety, mental illness, blindness, deafness and many other disabilities.
And the newest member of our team Carl tells us some of his thoughts about employment and workplace support.
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