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NDIS reforms put on hold | The Rural



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Plans to subject all NDIS participants to independent assessments have been put on hold amid fierce opposition and political pressure. Ahead of a meeting with her state and territory counterparts on Thursday, new NDIS Minister Linda Reynolds confirmed she won’t make a decision on the introduction of the new regime until the results of an ongoing trial had been assessed. Independent assessments of prospective participants were due to start in the middle of 2021, but Senator Reynolds’ statement means that timeframe would now be abandoned. Senator Reynolds faced immediate calls to dump the planned changes after replacing Stuart Robert in the role late last month, with disability…

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