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20/05/2022
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Vic COVID-19 update: Disability guidance released

DFFH releases updated guidance for management of COVID-19 in disability settings.
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The Australian: NDIS cost hikes fault of government, advocates say 

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20/12/2021

Laurie Leigh, interim chief executive of NDS, said any proposed cuts to the NDIS should consider the social and economic benefits the scheme brings. 

Ahead of the mid-year economic outlook, the federal government has slated the costs of the NDIS will increase by $26bn over the next four years.

Laurie Leigh, interim chief executive of NDS, said any proposed cuts should consider the social and economic impact. Leigh described the NDIS as a “great social and economic reform” that has transformed the lives of hundreds of thousands of people and delivered $2.25 back to the economy for every dollar spent.

Samantha Connor from People with Disability Australia said the cost blowout was a “fairytale” and simply untrue. Opposition leader, Bill Shorten, blamed any cost increases on the Morrison government’s mismanagement. 

Read the article in The Australian (paywall)