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This is a thread for those who don't know about how the NDIA is rationing or capping funding for disabled people and I suggest you folks in policy follow along closely. Because we people on the ground do. Tagging @NDIS for transparency, @NDISDeane, @DarrenODonovan, @rhondagalb
2/ Let's talk about SIL. That's Supported Independent Living, for those who do not know this.

The information in the thread below is from disabled people, families and people working in the sector every day - @SquigglyRick, you should also play along.
3/ There is a massive push by the NDIA to negotiate with service providers to the exclusion of participants. Huge discrepancies between the way SIL is handled, from state to state & office to office & planner to planner.
None of the issues are in the op guidelines/legislation.
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AAT just smacked the Agency's approach to the health boundary. The need for the support was rooted in the disability not the health condition. I think we might see a JR on this one.…
Deputy President Constance gets the heart of the soft law nature of a lot of the NDIS approaches. The Agency does have a very clear policy on clinical versus function boundary. It just doesn't (in his view) reflect the language of paragraph 7.4 of the rules. Ouch.
Interesting the Agency didn't table any actuarial evidence about the cost of diabetic support for PwD who cannot self-administer injections. It is likely a pretty high figure - one they'll have to plan around. They tabled it financial projects in other cases, but not here.
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Ombudsman report on #NDIS complaint handling just out. I'd firstly note the strange phrasing of the NDIA's acceptance of the recommendations, which seems to delink the findings from their legislative obligations. Signals a progressive rather than immediate realisation of them?
Ombudsman makes self-evident finding that reasoning by drop down box template (!!!!) is unacceptable. Needless to say this is a computer system (tail) wagging the legislation (dog). Boilerplate #NDIS 1st instance decisions are having to be unpicked, reresourced on appeal...
Recommendations 5 and 6 underline that ultimately, the Agency is going to have adapt to a more individualised form of reasoning in its template. I'd admit that this makes the harvesting of "categorical" data much harder (sorry scheme actuaries!) but it's what the law requires.
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The #GST Should Never have Been Applied To ANYTHING, it only exists bc over 30 years of #Privatization of Public Assets that produced Revenue, the Revenue has Disappeared,on top of TaxCuts for Corporations & the removal of tariffs which had the
double wammy of sending manufacturing,textile industry,car manufacturing either offshore,broke or closed
#GST need to be removed From Everything
Corporations DONT Pay GST only Consumers pay GST
Introduce a #SugarTax on ALL Processed Food/Drink 20% per teaspoon(5g)of price,source of revenue &Healthier Population,long term Lower Health Budget
Raise Corporations Tax,Any #ProfitShifting
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Let's talk about the F word.

The NDIS had a proposed Medicare levy increase, which the original proponents of the levy welcomed.

I understand that some dis org may not understand this issue. However, it is not the job of activists to spend time ploughing through reports.
2/ You need to read the Productivity Commission's Oct 17 report (screenshot above, blind folks, too long 2 describe… ) And you also need to pay more attention. The way they are limiting & capping the scheme is well known and it is at the directive of govt
3/ This has been released, read, understood. And it DIRECTLY affects your membership, so you need to listen to those members (I know you do already, but we hear it every day on the ground.)I will reinforce some of the issues here which outline WHY you need to harmonise messages.
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