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Award changes include raised minimum engagement periods applying to casual and part-time home care workers from 1 hour to 2 hours. From 1 July 2022, the NDIA increased price limits for supports delivered by disability support workers by 9 per cent, in recognition of several additional cost pressures including: Increased costs which may arise from the changes to the Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award 2010 (SCHADS Award); Costs associated with managing the COVID-19 pandemic and quality and safeguard requirements; and The increase in the Superannuation Guarantee Charge. The key change to the SCHADS Award is the...
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The NDIA is releasing monthly summary reports as part of our promise to make our data easier to see. The monthly summary helps show how the Scheme is progressing over a shorter time frame. Read the monthly summary for August 2022.
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A new approach will see NDIS participants discharged from hospital more quickly, Minister for the NDIS, the Hon. Bill Shorten said today. Minister Shorten said the NDIA is implementing an operational plan to reduce the time taken for participants to be discharged from hospital. “At the moment there’s too many NDIS participants stuck in hospital who are medically ready to be discharged, which is creating poor outcomes for participants and adding strain on hospitals across the country,” Minister Shorten said. “Improving the effectiveness of the NDIS and outcomes for participants including by addressing this problem has been a priority since...
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The Australian Government has committed to bringing forward a planned independent review of the design, operations and sustainability of the National Disability Insurance Scheme, including the Partners in the Community (PITC) program. With this in consideration, and after consultation with Government and stakeholders, the NDIA has terminated the PITC program Request for Tender to ensure the future PITC program is consistent with the findings of the review and is considered in line with broader consultations. The NDIA will revisit the PITC program design in line with the Review’s recommendations, outcomes from current co-design initiatives and community consultation to meet the...
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