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NDIS resolves key service issues

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Improvements to resolving long-standing issues between the NDIS and mainstream service practices including transport, mental health and justice have been announced by NDIS Minister Stuart Robert. It follows a meeting of the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) Disability Reform Council (DRC).

It includes improving the provision of transport supports under the NDIS, with a commitment from the Commonwealth to reimburse states and territories for their taxi subsidy schemes for NDIS participants from January 1, 2020 until October 31, 2021; agreement to improve the access and experience for participants with psychosocial disability in the NDIS and to address interface issues between the NDIS and mainstream mental health systems; and introducing Justice Liaison Officers to work in each state and territory justice system.

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Source:
Kymberly Martin, 2019, Freedom2Live (https://www.freedom2live.com.au)

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