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Disability Loop eNews Issue #13
24/03/2016
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Today we are 99 days away from the beginning of the full roll out of the NDIS! Find out how the NDIS will roll out in places where bilateral agreements have been signed - QLD, SA, TAS, VIC & NSW. By July 1, all eligible people with disability in the ACT will be able to access the NDIS. We don't know about WA and NT yet because they haven't signed the bilateral agreements. 

In Issue #13 news articles we give you an overview of what happened at the recent meeting between the ministers responsible for disability from all over the country. 
We talk about co-design - it's really important, but it's not always easy to make happen. And now that the Queensland bilateral agreements have been signed, we can tell you where and when the NDIS will be rolling out across Queensland. 

If you're keen to hear more about what we at Disability Loop have planned next,
check out this audio and transcript of a presentation Disability Loop Project Senior Manager Catherine McAlpine gave recently at the DARU Advocacy Sector Conversations in Melbourne, on our upcoming NDIS workshops (for people with disability and for community organisations) - and how our national consultations informed their development. 

We hope you find our website and eNews useful, helpful, and easy to use. We will always welcome your feedback
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News

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Co-design wasn't meant to be easy


Co-design basically means that the people responsible for designing something do it with advice from the people who will use it. Co-design with the NDIS is great news for people with disability. But who are the 'designers' of the NDIS? And have they been using co-design?

Learn more here

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NDIS Board changes – do they matter? 

The state, territory and federal ministers for disability meet four times a year. They met recently to talk about the NDIS. Some of the things that happened in the meeting were unexpected, and made people feel worried about the future of the NDIS. 

Learn more here.

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Queensland NDIS roll out timeline

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) roll out has been announced for Queensland. This page will help you find out when and where the NDIS is coming to you if you are in Queensland.

Learn more here
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Quick links to the NDIS in the news


NDIS: Landmark disability reform a step closer after funding pledge
The Age, March 24

Three-year NDIS roll-out to begin in Queensland in July, Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk announces
9news.com.au, March 17

Indigenous disability advocates speak about the NDIS on Close the Gap Day
ABC News, March 17

Special account to fund $5b NDIS shortfall
news.com.au, March 17

NDIS to come before review
The West Australian, March 14

Forget the ideas boom, NDIS predicted to create jobs and services boom
Australian Financial Review, March 13

The What? Why? Who? And Market Opportunities of the NDIS
NDIS, March 11

People with disability reject WA Government ‘My Way or the Highway’ approach
Australian Federation of Disability Organisations (AFDO), March 11

Concern over WA's NDIS rejection
9news.com.au, March 11

No disadvantage for West Australians with disability
Every Australian Counts, March 10

People with disability organisations reject NDIS governance and cost blow-out commentary as neither truthful nor helpful
Australian Federation of Disability Organisations (AFDO), March 7

Committee on National Disability Insurance Scheme hears evidence in Newcastle
ABC News, March 7

Turnbull government move to seize control of NDIS
Australian Financial Review, March 6

Read Disability Loop news articles for more links.

Resources

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Web page
NDIS in Queensland 
NDIS

This page gives you detailed information about how the NDIS will roll out across Queensland. There is a video (with captions), metropolitan and regional maps, and information packs for people with disabilities and for service providers, as well as a link to the bilateral agreement documents.  

Learn more here.
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NDIS events calendar
Queensland Government 
Local and online QLD NDIS events calendar

The Queensland Government has an online calendar which has NDIS related events such as forums, workshops, information sessions and webinars. These are hosted by a range of service providers, advocacy organisations, and government. These events are designed to help Queenslanders prepare for the NDIS. 

Learn more here.

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