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Recent Victorian submissions, Workforce Longitudinal study results, and opportunities for NDS engagement

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Seeking feedback on NDIS market setting impacts on providers supporting participants with psychosocial disability

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Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System releases interim report

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NDS pushes to maintain high service quality in NDIS costs submission to PC

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3/04/2017

I need to know this because:
  • This submission presents NDS's position on NDIS costs
  • The response includes discussion of eligibility criteria, approaches to ILC initiatives, and links between NDIS and mainstream services

The Productivity Commission's consultation paper on NDIS costs raises important issues for service providers regarding the delivery of supports for people with disability eligible for the NDIS.

In its response, NDS has focused on matters important to the delivery of high-quality NDIS supports. We have raised concerns regarding the NDIA’s disproportionate emphasis on pricing as an avenue to manage costs and have stressed the importance of sustainable NDIS prices.

A number of issues around scheme boundaries are highlighted in our submission, including:

  • Confusion around NDIS eligibility criteria, particularly for people with psychosocial disability and hearing loss
  • Concern about the approach to commissioning for Information, Linkages and Capacity Building (ILC) initiatives
  • The need for greater clarity on the interfaces between the NDIS and mainstream services such as health, education, transport, child protection, justice and mental health

The need for increased scheme co-design is a feature of our submission, as is the requirement for a clear and coherent national investment plan to support the sector’s development and transition to the NDIS market.

The Productivity Commission will release a position paper in May and a final report in September.

Publication: NDS Submission to Productivity Commission inquiry on NDIS costs

NDS Submission to Productivity Commission inquiry on NDIS costs

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Contact information
Jim Vanopoulos, National Policy Officer, 08 9208 9802,