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14/01/2020
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Seeking feedback on NDIS market setting impacts on providers supporting participants with psychosocial disability

NDS is seeking feedback on the impact of NDIS market settings on providers supporting participants with psychosocial disability.
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29/11/2019
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Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System releases interim report

This report estimates the cost of mental ill health to the Victorian economy at $14.2 billion a year.
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25/11/2019
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Victorian SDA to transition to requirements of Residential Tenancies Act from January 2020

The Department of Health and Human Services is seeking re-gazettal of all existing group homes under the Disability Act 2006, from 1 January 2020.

Input sought on NDIS Act review and Participant Guarantee

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26/08/2019

I need to know this because:
  • Input is sought on both the review of the NDIS Act and development of the Participant Guarantee
  • The Guarantee aims to streamline NDIS processes and reduce wait times
  • The NDIS Act is being reviewed to support the Guarantee
  • NDS invites member input to inform our submission

The Department of Social Services (DSS) is seeking input on the review of the NDIS Act and the development of the NDIS Participant Service Guarantee.

The new Guarantee is expected to be in place from 1 July 2020 and aims to shorten timeframes related to decisions regarding NDIS access, and plan approvals and reviews.As part of its election commitment to develop and legislate the Guarantee, the Commonwealth Government has commissioned a review of the NDIS Act. The review will focus on changes to the NDIS legislation necessary to support the Guarantee - including potential amendments to the National Disability Insurance Scheme Act 2013 and the NDIS Rules, but not to the design or intent of the NDIS.The review will be led by David Tune AO PSM, with recommendations to be delivered to government by the end of 2019, supporting the rollout of the Participant Service Guarantee from 1 July 2020.The Department of Social Services is seeking input from people with disability and their families, carers and supporters - on NDIS processes under the NDIS Act and what should be included in the Guarantee. Contributions can be made directly to DSS via online survey, participation in face-to-face workshops, or providing a written submission. 

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