I write to announce the opening of the website of Evaluation of the Trial of the National Disability Insurance Scheme at http://ndisevaluation.net.au/.
I invite you and your members to explore the site to find out the basics of the design of this important project. Various information sharing and consultation events are planned in each of the trial states and sites, so please encourage interested members to become involved. Details will appear on the website. You can also sign up for occasional updates. The website will continue to evolve over the coming months as the evaluation gets into full swing.
The Commonwealth Department of Social Services funds the evaluation and chairs an evaluation steering committee with representatives from all the states and the relevant agencies. The National Institute of Labour Studies at Flinders University leads a consortium of researchers and disability experts to carry out the evaluation, which will report in late 2016. You will
The National Ethnic Disability Alliance (NEDA) is the national peak organisation representing the rights and interest of individuals from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds (CaLD) and/or non-English speaking backgrounds (NESB) with a disability, their families and carers throughout Australia.
On 4 December 2013, the Government introduced the Migration Amendment (Regaining
Control over Australia’s Protection Obligations) Bill 2013 which seeks to revoke the complementary protection provisions in the Migration Act 1958.
NEDA welcomes this opportunity to comment on the Migration Amendment (Regaining
Control over Australia’s Protection Obligations) Bill 2013 and the possible dismantling of the complementary protection framework for asylum seekers who face a real risk of serious harm.
The National Ethnic Disability Alliance Inc. (NEDA) is the only National peak organisation representing the rights and interests of people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds (CaLD/ NESB) with a disability, their families and carers throughout Australia.
NEDA advocates at the Federal level for the rights and interests of people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds with a disability, their families and carers so that they are able to participate fully in all aspects of social, economic, political and cultural life.
NEDA provides policy advice to the Government and other relevant agencies to secure equitable outcomes for people from CaLD/ NESB backgrounds with a disability, their families and carers.
In submitting the 2014-2015 Federal budget statement priorities, NEDA is aware that the Government is committed to a strategy in repairing Federal budget deficits and is in