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The NDIS or the National Disability Insurance Scheme is a fundamental change to how support for disabled people is being provided in Australia. The NDIS is rolling out across Australia and it is important that you stay up to date with the latest news on the NDIS. My Disability Matters publishes the latest news, stories and opinion articles on the NDIS and you can subscribe for Free to make sure you stay informed. See all our latest articles about the NDIS below. The NDIA is responsible for the rollout and administration of the NDIS in Australia and you may wish to comment or discuss how the NDIS is being implemented in Australia.

Five years on, NDIS is getting young people out of aged...

The number of young people living in aged care has remained just above 6,000 for the past 10 years. A 5% reduction in admissions in the past five years is barely scratching the surface of the total numbers still living in aged care.

Making disability support work across real lives

The big issue as a parent is the low expectations that people have of children with disabilities and it’s a real lost opportunity. That focus on what you can’t do rather than on what you can do is a real downer.

Explainer: how much does the NDIS cost and where does this...

These are difficult questions to answer because we lack high-quality data about the extent & nature of disability in Australia.

We can’t just leave it to the NDIS to create cities...

The responsibility for change should be shared far more broadly – mainstream services must actively transform themselves to become more inclusive.

Turnbull government must show how it will fully fund the NDIS

The Turnbull Government is walking away from its strategy to fully fund the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) through a small increase to the Medicare Levy.

NDIS Budget Blow For People With Disabilities

People with disability around Australia are reeling after the Treasurer’s backflip on funding for the NDIS. People with disability feel betrayed and ambushed by this decision and are left wondering what else is in this year’s budget?

NDIS participants devalued again

The decision flies in the face of the current reality of the Scheme, which is underfunding participants and failing in the Scheme’s primary objective to give participants choice and control.

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Disability workers are facing longer days with less pay

Disability support workers are being significantly underpaid as some core tasks and activities do not get counted as work. Employed to provide support to people in their own homes and the community, their working time is highly fragmented, with multiple short periods of paid work spread out over long working days.

NDIS pricing review recommendations will erode quality physiotherapy services for people...

NDIS pricing review can adversely impact physiotherapists’ ability to effectively deliver quality care to people with disabilities.