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Gladys Berejiklian Premier of NSW

Dominic Perrottet Treasurer

MEDIA RELEASE

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Dignified dying has long been a topic of discussion not only in Australia but around the world. Until recently, it was just that, a topic of discussion. Now it seems South Australia may be leading the charge with new Assisted Dying Laws passed through parliament late last month. 

Last week, the state and territory disability ministers met with Federal Minister for the NDIS, Linda Reynolds, to debate the introduction of Independent Assessments into the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). 

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This week is NAIDOC week. NAIDOC Week celebrations are from 4-11 July 2021. It celebrates the First Nations peoples of Australia and their connection to culture and country.

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Want your say in the development of NDIS policies which directly affect you? Over the next 10 weeks the NDIS are consulting people in the development of a Home and Living Policy, as well as a Support for Decison Making Policy. Read on to find how you can be involved. 

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The way the NDIS is processing participant reimbursements is changing for plan-managed participants. Your plan managers and support network should be aware of this change.

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The NDIA has released new papers on Personalised Budgets.  The papers aim to give more information on how NDIS participant budgets are built in the future.

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A new pilot program will examine barriers and identify initiatives to improve employment prospects and workforce opportunities for Australians with a disability.

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Disability in children and adolescents must be integrated into the global health agenda. Childhood disability is not a priority in health systems. A recently published article in the BMJ by Cieza and colleagues argues why this needs to change.

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In response to the Disability Royal Commission’s “Employment Issues Paper” published on the 31st March, Disability Employment Services (DES) were mentioned with concerns raised about their design and implementation.