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NSW Accommodation Support and Housing Subcommittee

Members are invited to register for NSW Accommodation Support and Housing Subcommittee meetings for 2021
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Virtual Defensible Documentation Workshop

NDS is offering four virtual Defensible Documentation workshops as an opportunity for organisations to send staff to discuss correct methods of record-keeping.
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NSW Workforce Planning Subcommittee

Members are invited to register for the 2021 meetings of the NSW Workforce Planning Subcommittee.

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Health and Safety Representatives Community of Practice

NDS, in partnership with WorkSafe Victoria, is commencing a Community of Practice for Health and Safety Representatives at disability service organisations.
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Victoria’s Portable Long Service Benefits Scheme

This webinar offers the opportunity to keep abreast of changes to the Victorian Portable Long Service Benefits Scheme and explore the implications for disability service providers.
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In Home Support Providers Community Of Practice

The In Home Supports Providers COP meetings provide an opportunity to explore the unique issues that are specific to their delivery of disability services in an individual's home.

ANAO critical of decision-making controls for NDIS Plans

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The Australian National Audit Office yesterday released its report on 'Decision-making controls on NDIS Plans'.

In its review of the NDIA's decision-making controls, the ANAO noted that:

The report is interesting reading for those wanting to know more about how planning and funding decisions are made. It provides information on typical support packages, roles and responsibilities of various parties, review mechanisms and explains delegation arrangements.

The results of compliance testing are outlined, painting a picture of a system under stress. Disturbingly low compliance rates were reported on measures such as "have justifications been recorded that demonstrate why support is considered reasonable and necessary" and "where the plan exceeds the typical support package, is there sufficient justification/evidence to support this variation". Given these low compliance rates, it is probably not surprising that of the almost 290,000 one-year plans approved in 2019-20, 50 per cent had an approved budget that was more than 10 per cent above the typical support package.

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