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Democratising Indigenous data

University of Melbourne professor Ian Anderson, the deputy secretary for Indigenous policy in the Prime Minister's department, delivers the 2017 Menzies Oration. Read More

Productivity Commission reinforces concerns about rushed NDIS rollout

The Productivity Commission confirms the initial roll-out of the National Disability Insurance Scheme is not going to be completed on time, even with the federal agency going like the clappers to sign up new participants. The National Disability Insurance Agency approved about 15,000 plans, or 165 a day, in the second quarter of this year. Based on its own modelling it will need to tick off about 500 a day, while also reviewing hundreds more. One of the major differences between the rollout and the PC's original proposal is that the NDIA is much smaller than originally envisaged. Read More