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SBS report: Disability support services to undergo major changes

SBS has reported that major changes will occur to support services as the NDIA works to improve the NDIS experience for participants and providers.

ABC News: WA set to join NDIS by December

Western Australia appears to be one step closer to joining the NDIS, following a review by the Labor government after winning the state election in March.

ABC News bulletin to be interpreted live in Auslan

In recognition of the National Week of Deaf People, ABC News’ 6:00pm bulletin on Thursday 26 October will be interpreted live in Auslan.

The Advertiser: Transport funding under NDIS raises concerns

A lack of funding for transport costs under the NDIS is raising concern among people with disability and service providers, reports The Advertiser.

Canberra Times: Families could give up caring for their children due to NDIS funding issues

Young people with complex needs in Canberra could be excluded from respite care due to inadequate funding under the NDIS, the Canberra Times has reported.

ABC Northern Territory: NDIS prices insufficient for remote communities

NDS Northern Territory State Manager Noelene Swanson spoke to ABC NT about providers’ complaints that NDIS prices are unrealistic for remote NT.

The West Australian: NDIS to drive jobs boom

According to a new report in The West Australian, a rising demand for disability services is expected to drive a jobs boom across the state.

The Guardian: NDIS pricing could force providers to close

Disability providers may be forced to shut down regional and remote services if pricing levels under the NDIS do not change, The Guardian reports.

ProBono Australia: NDIS Disability Industry Plan forecasts and recommendations

ProBono has reported on the release of NDS’s WA Disability Services Sector Industry Plan and its value to the sector.

Tumut and Adelong Times: MP Michael McCormack praises local Disability Enterprises

The Tumut and Adelong Times reported that Minister for Small Business Michael McCormack praised local Disability Enterprises at the BuyAbility Parliamentary Breakfast.