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Disability employment to be boosted through new WA Container Deposit Scheme

The WA Government has announced the Container Deposit Scheme will launch on 2 June 2020. It will provide employment opportunities for people with disability.

New arrangements for how NDIS and health services will work together

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1/07/2019

At Friday’s Disability Reform Council meeting, Ministers agreed on substantial changes to how supports for NDIS participants with regular and ongoing disability-related health supports will be provided and funded. This clarity on the interface between health and the NDIS is welcome.

From October, the following disability-related health supports will be available under the NDIS:

Exclusions that remain the responsibility of the health sector include the diagnosis, early intervention and treatment of health conditions; care, treatment or surgery for an acute illness or injury (including rehabilitation); sub-acute care including palliative care (with the exception of supports that are already provided for in a participant’s plan); and items and services covered by Medicare and the PBS.

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