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Reforming NDIS: Fulfilling the Promise to Revolutionise Disability Services

NDIS commenced in four ‘trial site’ locations in 2013 so that feedback from users of services and organiations could shape the ongoing implementation of the scheme. The full national rollout of NDIS is due to be completed by 2018-19 at a cost estimated to be in the vicinity of $37billion.

It is apparent that NDIS requires significant review, adjustment and reform if it is to achieve its stated goals. We have three years to make these changes. The main issues for review include:

  • Excessive bureaucracy and red-tape and insufficient flexibility 
  • Too little scope for individuals and groups to innovate 
  • Lack of person-controlled technology to assist individuals to self-direct 
  • Doubts over the financial viability of an uncapped scheme and fears of service rationing
  • Concerns that small support organisations are disadvantaged in relation to big providers
  • Fears that Local Area Coordination will repeat the old provider-centred failings
  • Too little financial transparency in the costs/expenditures of the scheme 
  • Concerns that provider-centred cultures are reappearing 
  • Insufficient recognition of peer-based and family-based supports and networks

This Conference will explore proposals for reform of NDIS. Workshop sessions will consider proposals and prepare recommendations to the conference for an ongoing reform process. 

People with disabilities, families, friends, support organisations, community groups, services, practitioners, researchers and policy makers are warmly invited to participate.

CLICK HERE to register.

CLICK HERE for the program.


Dates

Mon 21 Mar 2016 9:15 AM - Mon 22 Feb 2016 5:00 PM


Location

The Angliss Conference Centre is located in the Melbourne CBD, on the corner of LaTrobe and King Streets, on the fifth floor. It is close to train and tram services. Flagstaff railway station is one block away in LaTrobe St, and Southern Cross station is three blocks away in Spencer St. Trams 23, 24, 30, 34, and City Circle run along LaTrobe Street.

There are numerous accommodation options close by, to suit all budgets.


Pricing

TYPE OF REGISTRATION 

Fee (includes GST)

  One 
day

 
One
day
Member
CSA
Two 
days
 
Two 
days
Member
CSA
Individuals, users of services 
(self-funded)
$88 $55 $110 $99
Groups (self-help, advocacy, 
community) 
$165 $132 $286 $253
Service providers
 
$275 $220 $495 $440
Academics, researchers
 
$275 n/a $550 n/a
Commercial (trainer, consultant, planner, practitioner) $275 n/a $550 n/a

Contact

Link http://www.civilsociety.org.au/March2016RegistrationForm.htm



Created 17th February 2016

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