A number of reviews are currently being conducted by the Government with the goal of improving the access, experience and outcomes for people with disabilities.
SDA Price Review:
The NDIS is conducting a SDA Pricing Review, which will “evaluate the impact of current SDA prices on supply and demand and set new SDA prices to guide market investment to areas that will most benefit people with disability that need SDA housing over the next five years” according to a Department of Social Services media release.
“We will listen to participants, providers, and industry to inform SDA pricing and deliver the best possible outcomes for people with disability,” said Hon Bill Shorten, Minister for the NDIS.
“The SDA Pricing Review will ensure pricing accurately reflects what is needed for investment to support NDIS participants into the future,” he said.
Any changes to the SDA pricing methodology will be finalised by May 2023, with the outcomes of the Price Review to be implemented on 1 July 2023.
Review of Capability and Culture of the NDIA
The Joint Standing Committee on the NDIS has launched an inquiry into its implementation, performance, governance, administration and expenditure.
the capability and culture of the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA), with reference to operational processes and procedures and staff employment
the effect of NDIA capability and culture on people with disability and NDIS participants trying to get information, support and services from the Agency.
Minister for the NDIS, the Hon Bill Shorten MP, announced an independent review of the NDIS in October of 2022. This review was to examine the design, operations and sustainability of the NDIS, and investigate ways to make the market and workforce more responsive, supportive and sustainable.
An overarching goal of the review is to put people with disability back at the centre of the NDIS. It aims to help restore trust, confidence and pride in the NDIS.
The review is expected to hand down its findings in October 2023.
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Government Reviews impacting the Disability Sector
A number of reviews are currently being conducted by the Government with the goal of improving the access, experience and outcomes for people with disabilities. SDA Price Review: The NDIS is conducting a SDA Pricing Review, which will “evaluate the impact of current SDA prices on supply and demand and set new SDA prices to […]