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Briefing paper: Regional Consultations

We've prepared a briefing paper to set the stage for our upcoming regional visits and kickstart the conversation with our members about their priorities for the 2019 NSW state election.

Download the regional consultation briefing paper



2014-15 Federal Budget - NCOSS Analysis of Health Measures

The 2014federal health budget focuses on reducing health spending and investing in medical research. The budget is cut by $428m in 2014-15, with a total reduction of $8.6bover the forward estimates.The Government argues the savings are necessary due to the unsustainable budget position and growing demand for health care.

NCOSS analysis of NSW Health Budget 2014-15

Health continues to be the largest government expense with a record $19.9bn budget in 2014-15. This comprises $18.7bn on health services and $1.17bn on infrastructure. There is an additional $846m for health services this year, which reflects a 5.2% growth rate on a comparative basis with previous years. This is slightly less than Treasury's estimated demand projection of 6% per annum over the long-term.

Submission to the ICAC Consultation Paper Funding NGO Delivery of Human Services: A period of transition

This submission focuses on the need for a fair and equitable funding arrangement which is respectful of both NGOs and their clients whilst meeting NSW Government requirements that use of these monies is not wasteful, inefficient or ineffective.

Submission to the National Disability Strategy Implementation Plan Exposure Draft

The DNF argues the National Disability Strategy is critically important to the participation and inclusion of people with disability in Australian society. The implementation of the NDS must be well considered and capably applied to provide authentic opportunities for success for the proposed outcomes.

Position Paper to the Ability Links NSW Taskforce

The NSW Disability Network Forum is pleased to provide this Position Paper to the Ability Links NSW Taskforce to explain the critical role of Independent Advocacy and Independent Information, not only to support people with disability and their families and carers, but also to ensure the success of the Ability Links NSW Program and its implementation.

An approach to Eligibility and Support under an NDIS

The NSW Disability Network Forum was pleased to provide feedback on the Discussion Paper on Eligibility & Reasonable and Necessary Support to the NDIS Select Council on Disability Reform as part of its second forum.

Submission to the National Disability Strategy (NDS) NSW Implementation Plan

The NSW Disability Network Forum convened a special meeting to develop their response to the implementation plan and took into account additional comments by member organisations.

Submission to the Senate Standing Committee on Community Affairs Inquiry into the NDIS Bill 2012

The Disability Network Forum recommends that the NDIS Rules be framed within an enabling approach rather than in a restrictive or prohibitive manner to avoid always limiting options for the person with disability rather than promoting opportunities for independence and social, economic and political participation.

Submission to NSW Disability Services Act Review February 2013

The NSW Disability Network Forum considered the questions in the Issues Paper and the Discussion Paper and has provided feedback.

Submission to the Discussion Paper on the NDIS Rules

This submission outlines the NSW Disability Network Forum's response to the NDIS rules discussion paper.

NSW Disability Network Forum Supplementary Submission to the Senate Inquiry into NDIS Bill 2012

This submission draws on the views of a number of reference groups and other formal and informal input from seminars, forums and conferences to provide feedback on key issues important in the development of the NDIS.

NSW DNF Submission to the ADHC Draft Service Charter

The DNF is pleased to provide input to the Draft ADHC Service Charter.

NSW Disability Network Forum Position Statement on Advocacy, Information and Representation

Representation, independent advocacy and independent information give people with disability a voice and the capacity to be actively involved in decisions that affect their lives. But representation, independent advocacy and independent information for people with disability in NSW are at risk.

Submission to the review of Fees for the NSW Trustee and Guardian

The NSW Disability Network Forum does not consider it reasonable to charge fees to clients under

involuntary financial management.

Submission on the NSW Disability Inclusion Plan Discussion Paper and Draft Outline

The NSW Disability Inclusion Plan should be an effective tool to remove barriers, and overcome disadvantage experienced by people with disability.

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