Tag: Funding

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…

DPO Australia Recommends Parliament Reject Budget Savings (Omnibus) Bill 2017

Disabled People’s Organisations Australia (DPO Australia) welcomes the opportunity to provide our views on the Budget Savings (Omnibus) Bill 2017.   DPO Australia opposes the Social Services Legislation Amendment (Omnibus Savings and Child Care Reform) Bill 2017 and recommends that it be rejected by the Parliament. We note with concern that this Bill contains a range…

Don’t fund the NDIS with cuts to social services and childcare

Disabled People’s Organisations Australia (DPO Australia), is alarmed and concerned that the Federal Government is linking budget cuts in the Omnibus Bill, now before the Senate, with funding for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). “We are shocked and troubled about this announcement from Treasurer Scott Morrison that once again links cuts to social security…