Topic archives: National Disability Insurance Scheme

Why is the National Disability Insurance Agency singling out the University of Sydney?

March 12, 2018 2

The National Disability Insurance Agency has kept mum about the reams of coverage it has received; why then, is it dedicating an entire page to taking down a University of Sydney report?

Harper Review: outsourcing services, but not responsibility, in health

November 26, 2015 2

The extension of competition policy to human services advocated by the Harper review isn't just about outsourcing or lowest-cost tendering.

Razer: take up Stella Young’s activism to pay tribute to a remarkable woman

Razer: take up Stella Young’s activism to pay tribute to a remarkable woman

December 9, 2014

Stella Young was not exceptional because she had a physical disability. She was exceptional because she put everything she had into the hard, important work of social change.

Essential: uh oh, voters make the link between extreme weather and climate change

Essential: uh oh, voters make the link between extreme weather and climate change

November 4, 2014 13

Voters believe extreme weather is becoming more frequent -- and even Coalition voters think it is linked to climate change, this week's Essential Report shows.

Departure of a gutsy, thoughtful senator leaves politics the poorer

Departure of a gutsy, thoughtful senator leaves politics the poorer

June 18, 2014 10

LNP senator Sue Boyce was a rare senatorial figure with guts, principles and a willingness to think issues through.

Young people stuck in nursing homes need more than the NDIS

Young people stuck in nursing homes need more than the NDIS

January 9, 2014 1

Suitable accommodation for younger people with disabilities is hard to come by, writes Crikey intern Broede Carmody, and the NDIS won't provide an answer.

Underprivileged Aussies need help too

May 14, 2013 2

Crikey readers talk the NDIS, Tony Abbott's stroll to the Lodge and our obligation for foreign aid.

Essential: something for everyone, but Liberal voters reject Abbott’s PPL

Essential: something for everyone, but Liberal voters reject Abbott’s PPL

May 13, 2013 8

Both Julia Gillard and Tony Abbott have improved their standing with voters, this week's Essential Report reveals, but voters aren't impressed with Abbott's Paid Parental Leave scheme -- especially Liberal voters.

Only fools would rush into disability insurance scheme

May 13, 2013 3

There's danger in rushing in head-first on disability insurance. Already there are indications pilot programs won't be ready, writes policy analyst and social and economic academic Professor Richard Burkhauser.

Fantasy budget: Richard Denniss would cut from the rich

Fantasy budget: Richard Denniss would cut from the rich

May 9, 2013 11

The Australian Institute executive director Richard Denniss says Australia would have a lot more money for services if it did not keep giving tax breaks to the rich.

iSentia index: de facto PM Abbott rides high

iSentia index: de facto PM Abbott rides high

May 8, 2013 3

Tony Abbott is getting almost equal media time to the PM -- as if he were now de facto prime minister.

Crikey Calling: the money money money edition

Crikey Calling: the money money money edition

May 3, 2013

With the federal budget looming, Labor revealed a black hole and used it to secure historic disability funding. But did Tony Abbott walk away with a political victory? Crikey deputy editor Cathy Alexander talks budget bottom lines with Canberra correspondent Bernard Keane.

The secret history of levies: the AFR on Bernie Brookes

May 3, 2013 5

Levies have played a significant role in the Australian economy in recent years, and the Financial Review's reflexive support for Bernie Brookes does its readers no favours.

The strange politics, and sensible economics, of the NDIS levy

May 2, 2013 36

Labor is using revenue writedowns as justification for an unrelated tax increase -- but it's not actually a bad idea. From Canberra, Crikey's man on the strange politics of the NDIS.

Why we’ll happily pay the Medicare levy (just don’t call it a tax)

Why we’ll happily pay the Medicare levy (just don’t call it a tax)

May 1, 2013 15

The government wants to increase the Medicare levy to help support the national disability insurance scheme. Amber Jamieson and Sasha Petrova report on politicians' historical love of levies.

PromiseWatch 2013: disability policy and the NDIS

PromiseWatch 2013: disability policy and the NDIS

April 30, 2013 1

As part of our Promise Watch series, Crikey and the Centre for Policy Development examine pledges from the two major parties on the National Disability Insurance Scheme. Andrew Crook and the CPD’s Julia Hosking report.

Confusion sets in for a fiscally challenged government

Confusion sets in for a fiscally challenged government

April 30, 2013 12

Julia Gillard's speech on the government's fiscal challenge repeated Labor's bizarre claims that it understands that Aussie families are "doing it tough" due to "cost of living pressures" -- which the government knows is nonsense.

Essential: opposition to carbon prices falls, Labor’s stock rise

October 1, 2012

Opposition to the government's carbon price scheme has softened despite voters seeing its impacts on the cost of living, today's Essential Report shows.

ABC election coverage

July 30, 2012 4

Crikey readers have their say.

Ineffectual COAG grinds to a full stop with partisanship

July 26, 2012 33

COAG is a poor vehicle for reform, and ceases to function completely when partisanship takes over.