Tag: NDIS

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NDIS Planning Submission

QAI made a submission to the Joint Standing Committee on the National Disability Insurance Scheme on NDIS Planning. Here is an excerpt from the submission of our recommendations: QAI Recommendations LAC’s and Planners must have intensive training to understand the social and other impact of disability and what makes people with disability vulnerable. The NDIA […]

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Inquiry into Supported Independent Living Submission

QAI made a submission to the Joint Standing Committee on the National Disability Insurance Scheme on the Inquiry into Supported Independent Living. Here is an excerpt from the submission of our recommendations: Recommendations Provide clear, transparent and honest information about SILS. Clarify the restrictions that SILS imposes on ‘choice and control’. Explain that SILS pressures […]

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NDIS Thin Markets Project Submission

QAI made a submission to the Department of Social Services on the NDIS Thin Markets Project. Here is an excerpt from the submission of our recommendations: QAI Recommends  Provide clear, transparent information about SILS. Clarify the restraints that SILS imposes on ‘choice and control’. Explain that SILS pressures participants to share accommodation and support. Explain […]

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New resources – NDIS process flowcharts

QAI has prepared the following 2 resources to help explain NDIS processes NDIS access flowchart (PDF) – understand how to apply for NDIS and options for challenging decisions you are not happy with. NDIS external appeals flowchart (PDF) – follow the process of applying to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) for a review of an internal review […]

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Suffer No More – a documentary about the NDIS

As the National Disability Insurance Scheme continues to roll out, people are feeling overwhelmed, unheard and facing road blocks at what can feel like every turn. Brisbane journalism student Loughlin Patrick has collated peoples experiences and brings you ‘Suffer No More’, a documentary that looks into the NDIS from many perspectives, including from QAI NDIS […]

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Disability Services and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2019 (Qld) Submission by QAI

Introduction The Disability Services and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2019 (Qld) (DSLA Bill), a Government Bill to amend, chiefly, the Disability Services Act 2006 (Qld) (DSA), arises from a state-wide legislative review in anticipation of full NDIS roll-out, and commencement of operation of the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission in Queensland, by 1 July 2019. […]

NDIS Appeals Advocacy funding commitment to deal with backlog of complaints

Media release 28 March 2019 The decision by the Federal Government to maintain the current level of funding for National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) appeals advocacy, rather than proceed with proposed cuts, in the upcoming financial year is good news for advocacy organisations already struggling to meet demand. The proposed cuts were based on a […]

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ABC Tropical North: Parents of quadriplegic man say NDIS delay extended hospital stay by six months at ‘$1,500 per day’

Photo credits: ABC TROPICAL NORTH ABC TROPICAL NORTH: SOPHIE MEIXNER News articles about Ethan Hassett, a past client of QAI’s NDIS Appeals Support.   ABC Tropical North online story:  Parents of quadriplegic man say NDIS delay extended hospital stay by six months at ‘$1,500 per day’ – PDF version Radio: ABC TV: https://youtu.be/_ap1yAs2WFo