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18/10/2019
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NDS Submission to the NSW Disability Advocacy Review

The Ageing and Disability Commission review into NSW Disability Advocacy will close today, 18 October 2019. NDS's submission calls for ongoing State funding.
News update
27/09/2019
News update

Portable Long Service Scheme: Reminder to register by 30 September 2019

NDS members are reminded to check if they need to register by 30 September for the new Portable Long Service Scheme.
News update
27/09/2019
News update

New legislation for labour hire providers

Under new Victorian legislation, labour hire providers are required to be licensed to operate.

Specialist disability accommodation pricing paper released

People outside a group home

2/06/2016

I need to know this because:
  • The paper amends and updates benchmark prices for specialist housing released in draft form in April;
  • Support costs are not covered and will be assessed and funded separately by the NDIA;
  • The NDIA intends to price housing innovation;
  • SDA pricing is a welcome development, but it affects only 6% of NDIS participants. More action is needed to increase affordable and accessible housing supply.

The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) has released the Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) Decision Paper on Pricing and Payments which outlines benchmark pricing for the land and built elements of SDA. It follows an earlier paper released on 1 April and a period of public consultation.

Only about 6% of NDIS participants will be eligible for SDA pricing – and it will not cover support costs, which are assessed and funded separately by the NDIA.

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