Tag: Funding

Media Release: Budget Blow for People with Disability

People with disability around Australia are reeling after the Treasurer’s backflip on funding for the NDIS. “We are stunned at the news that the Federal Government is walking away from the commitment to fully fund the NDIS, now and into the future. Last year, the Prime Minister said that the increase to the Medicare Levy…

Advocacy Funding Welcome Relief for People with Disability in NSW

DPO Australia welcomes the NSW Government’s announcement today of continued funding for disability advocacy organisations in NSW, including DPO Australia members, People with Disability Australia (PWDA) and First Peoples Disability Network (FPDN). A media release from the NSW Disability Advocacy Alliance is copied below. “You could almost hear the collective sigh of relief across the state…

Submission to Medicare Levy Amendment (National Disability Insurance Scheme Funding) and Related Bills Senate Inquiry

In September 2017, Disabled People’s Organisations Australia (DPO Australia) provided a brief submission to the Senate Economics Legislation Committee’s inquiry into the Medicare Levy Amendment (National Disability Insurance Scheme Funding) Bill 2017 (the Bill) and 10 related bills [provisions] expressing support for an increase in the Medicare Levy to fund the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). The package of bills amends…

NDIS In Crisis, Say Disability Groups As Complaints Soar

Complaints with National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) planning processes have soared by 700 percent in the last year, according to the Commonwealth Ombudsman. Many of the complaints related to the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) conducting planning meetings by phone – a practice which has now changed. The NDIA have made a statement that they…

Media Release: We Call on this Parliament to Deliver Secure, Sustainable and Sufficient Funding for the National Disability Insurance Scheme

To cement the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) as a universal system for all Australians, sufficient and sustainable funding must be secured now, while there is strong bipartisan commitment. The NDIS must not become a ‘political football’. The NDIS is a long over-due system for providing individualised funding for support services for people with disability…

Submission to Productivity Commission Inquiry: National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Costs

In March 2017 Disabled People’s Organisations Australia (DPO Australia) welcomed the opportunity to make a submission to the Productivity Commission inquiry into the ongoing cost and sustainability of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). The member organisations that make up DPO Australia engage in a range of meetings, reference groups, inquiries and committees convened by the National Disability Insurance…