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Luke Michael
Pro Bono News
Tuesday 4th May, 2021
Disability advocates say they are confused by the federal government’s messaging around independent assessments, after National Disability Insurance Scheme Minister Linda Reynolds confirmed the controversial reform will proceed in “some
Luke Henriques-Gomes
The Guardian
Tuesday 4th May, 2021
Taleporos, who is one of 3,000 people who have taken part in an assessments trial, told the Drum last month he had “just met this person and they asked me
Jewel Topsfield
SMH
Friday 23rd April, 2021
He said the assessments were not independent and should be called “robo-planning” because, like robo-debt, they applied a mathematical formula in ways it should never be used. “Robo-planning could be
Luke Henriques-Gomes
The Guardian
Tuesday 13th April, 2021
The agency that runs the national disability insurance scheme has quietly established a new taskforce aimed at cutting growth in funding packages and participant numbers. Guardian Australia has obtained an
Jodie Stephens
SBS
Sunday 11th April, 2021
A spokesman for Senator Reynolds said this week she would soon be having comprehensive briefings with her state and territory counterparts, the disability sector and NDIS participants.
Luke Henriques-Gomes
The Guardian
Saturday 10th April, 2021
“I think it is a rotten idea,” Lambert, 46, says. “The NDIA should bugger off and leave people with disability with enough money to be able to live an ordinary
SBS News
Wednesday 7th April, 2021
More than 20 organisations have jointly called on the new NDIS Minister to abandon the introduction of the contentious independent assessments.
Cathy Van Extel
RN Breakfast
Wednesday 7th April, 2021
The disability sector is demanding answers from the Federal Government over the independence of a report used to justify controversial reforms to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). Documents released
Rob Harris
SMH
Tuesday 6th April, 2021

Emails and draft copies of the 2019 report, written by former senior public servant David Tune, show National Disability Insurance Agency officials inserted an entire chapter into the review of…

Dr Ben Gauntlett
Senate Estimates
Thursday 4th March, 2021
Disability Discrimination Commissioner Dr Ben Gauntlett told Senate estimates it was important to remember that the independent assessment policy change had not yet been put into legislation. While he said
Rob Harris
SMH
Friday 26th March, 2021
The Morrison government is considering radical reforms to the $22 billion National Disability Insurance Scheme including denying funding to Australians with acquired brain injuries and fetal alcohol spectrum disorder as
Anonymous Contributor
VCOSS Blog
Thursday 25th March, 2021
Independent Assessments are putting complete control over my ability to live an ordinary life in the hands of seven groups of professionals that I’ve never had contact with – and