NDIS Independent Assessments

This week the NDIA released a new Functional Capacity Assessment Framework in line with the Government’s response to the Tune Review.

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The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety will hold the Sydney Hearing 5 to inquire into the funding,  financing and prudential regulation of the aged care system. This hearing will run from 14 - 22 September 2020.

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A week to raise awareness of the needs of people with spinal cord injuries. It is an initiative of the Australian Spinal Injury Alliance, which represents a number of Australia’s largest spinal cord injury support organisations.

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The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety will hold a virtual hearing from 31 August to 2 September 2020 to examine requirements for the delivery of high quality and safe care to older people in their homes and in the community.

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The Government has responded to Mr Tune’s Report, published in January, which contained 29 recommendations or suggested changes for the NDIS Act.   

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The Australian and Victorian Governments have committed to enhancing preventative measures for the spread of COVID-19 in disability residential care through a  Disability Response Centre. 

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Disability Discrimination Commissioner Dr Ben Gauntlett has released new guidelines to support the rights of people with disability during the COVID-19 pandemic today.

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The Disability Royal Commission this week turns it's focus to COVID19 and Emergency Planning and Response as it holds a public hearing.

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On 18 August 2020, it was announced that Phase 4 of the WA COVID-19 roadmap has been extended and Phase 5 will tentatively start on Saturday 24 October 2020. The 2020 Royal Perth Show has also been cancelled.

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IDEAS has prepared a Snap Shot of the National COVID-19 Disability Information Helpline it has been operating since April 2020. It shows the type of information and assistance people with a disability have needed as the COVID-19 crisis developed.