The Australian Government is providing $5.9 million over the next two years to the National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO) to strengthen NDIS services within Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.
Minister for the NDIS, Stuart Robert, says the release of new data on Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) will further stimulate the market and ensure better long-term options for Australians needing specialised housing solutions.
NDIS Participants will have the opportunity to experience free independent assessments and provide feedback as part of a voluntary NDIA pilot resuming in late October. The pilot, postponed in March due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, will enable the Agency to make sure Independent Assessments meet the needs of a diverse range of NDIS participants, when they start in 2021.
The NDIA continues to take measures to protect NDIS participants from fraudulent activity. The Agency, with the assistance of the Australian Federal Police, today executed a search warrant at a Kellyville Ridge premises following complaints over the misuse of participant funding. A 37 year old woman is assisting with enquiries. The raid was part of an ongoing investigation by the NDIA’s Scheme Integrity Branch. This week’s action comes after recent activity from the NDIS Fraud Taskforce. Last month two people were jailed for a combined nine years after pleading guilty to committing fraud against the NDIS. A Sydney woman was...
The Australian Government remains committed to achieving the best outcomes for all Australians and businesses by delivering essential services and support to those in need as part of our Economic Recovery Plan for Australia. Minister for the NDIS, Stuart Robert, said this commitment is reflected in the 2020-21 Budget, which supports the Government’s tireless work in sustaining and improving the services provided to Australians.
Temporary measures introduced earlier this year to ensure National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) participants continue to access their essential disability supports during the COVID-19 pandemic will be extended.