Over $850 Million extra will be injected into the NDIS with an increase in price limits for therapy, attendant care and community participation, effective from 1 July 2019.
Providers have welcomed the changes as many in the industry have called for increases to improve sustainability. This fine tuning of the NDIS will go some way to improving sustainability.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison's decision to "repurpose" $3.9 billion that was originally set aside for the NDIS is causing some concern among disability advocates. The $5 billion Drought Future Fund was unveiled in Canberra on Friday, was welcomed by farmers, however the use of money that was intended for the NDIS is making some question the governments commitment to fully fund the NDIS.
People with severe and persistent mental health issues will now have improved access and support to the NDIS it was announced on the 10th October, in an announcement coinciding with World Mental Health Day.
he recent discovery of a security flaw in the NDIS portal which allowed “fraudulent operators” to guess the nine digit plan number of participants and to steal money from their plans, is a very serious flaw. The NDIA now requires in addition to the NDIS number the participants date of birth and surname when accessing plans. This isn’t really much of a solution as obtaining an NDIS number along with other personal information is not that difficult.