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The Australian: NDS President calls for cutting NDIS red tape in op ed

In an op ed for The Australian, NDS President and Chair Joan McKenna-Kerr calls for harmful red tape to be cut from the NDIS.

SBS News: NDIS funding boost might be too late for many providers

SBS News is reporting that the much-welcomed $850 million funding boost to the NDIS might not be enough to save many providers. NDS Acting CEO David Moody is interviewed.

9 News: People trying to access NDIS feeling hopeless

9 News reports that, despite efforts to access important and life-changing services, many people with disability in Australia are feeling let down by the NDIS.

The Australian: Scott Morrison’s office to raise prices for providers

The Australian reports that the Morrison Government has asked the NDIA to raise prices for providers, citing NDS as a ‘powerful peak provider’.

Sky News: NDS President says NDIS red tape is putting services at risk

In a Sky News interview, NDS President Joan McKenna-Kerr says that a great number of providers are now at risk due to NDIA funding policy and unnecessary red tape.

Macro Business: The NDIS has become a bureaucratic mess

Macro Business has published a piece on one writer’s family experience with the NDIS, and NDS’s campaign to improve the Scheme.

ABC radio: Federal Government announces NDIS Fraud Taskforce

ABC radio’s PM program interviewed NDS Chief Executive Ken Baker on the newly-announced NDIS Fraud Taskforce.

ABC News: Young people with disability remain in nursing homes

ABC News has published an article about young people with disability living in aged care facilities due to a lack of housing support. NDS Chief Executive Ken Baker is featured in the article.

ABC The World Today: Ombudsman report stresses crucial changes for NDIS

An ABC radio report outlines the Commonwealth Ombudsman report released today, with 23 recommendations for action to improve NDIS processes amid a backlog of plan reviews. NDS Chief Executive Ken Baker...

ABC News: Disability sector asks questions about ditching of Medicare Levy increase

The ABC has published a report on the news that the Australian Government will no longer fund the NDIS through an increase to the Medicare Levy. It features NDS Chief Executive Ken Baker.