Mind the gaps

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is one of the biggest social reforms in recent decades. But as the roll out of this landmark reform nears completion, gaps are emerging.

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The mobility scooter inquiry

The Federal inquiry into 'The need for regulation of mobility scooters, also known as motorised wheelchairs' is accepting submissions until 13 March 2018.

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NDIS: Continuity of support arrangements

The NDIS gears are finally in motion and over a 100,000 people in Australia are receiving services. But what is being done about the gaps in coverage? 

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Age Pension and the Mobility Allowance

THERE is a Senate inquiry is considering a Bill providing for the Mobility Allowance to end at 30 June 2017 to new entrants. At that point, the Mobility Allowance will have transitioned to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and a new mobility assistance arrangement will be available under the NDIS.

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NSW Trustee & Guardian

THE NSW Trustee & Guardian allows so-called 'private managers' to manage the affairs of some of its clients. These private managers are usually close relatives of the NSW Trustee & Guardian clients. For example, a parent might manage the affairs of an adult child with an intellectual disability.

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