Tuesday, 31 December 2019

Four-letter Words!

The reason for no blog posts since September is a new word in the vocabulary

which has 4 letters:


I am not a person to regularly use four-letter words, 
but this one definitely IS one

 (like the verb 'iron').

I do hope you will forgive me.
Thank you for your patience and sticking with me.

Is there light at the end of the bureaucratic tunnel?
It looks like the tunnel exits to 2020.

My hope is that all will be resolved very soon and I'll be sure to post all about it.
After a big rest.  I'm exhausted. The last three months have been hectic!

Meanwhile, I wish you all the best for a 

H A P P Y    N E W    Y E A R   !


* NDIS: National Disability Insurance Scheme,  https://ndis.gov.au/

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More Information

Kerridge, Gary, "Don’t Turn Out The Lights …..! My NDIS Journey", The Rebuttal [website / blog], 5 December 2019: https://therebuttal2.com/2019/12/05/dont-turn-out-the-lights-my-ndis-journey/ 

Every Australian Counts [website / campaign]: https://everyaustraliancounts.com.au/


  1. Hoping you get things all sorted. These companies and organizations are meant to aid and assist, so why is it they make things so dang difficult? Happy New Year!

    1. Happy New Year Tammy!
      The NDIS is Australian Federal Government. The current government prioritises economic issues over human ones and the agencies contracted to carry out the NDIS administration are driven by quantitative KPIs rather than qualitative ones. Good examples are in the article by Gary Kerridge cited under the heading "More Information" at the end of the post.

      The NDIS is a total reorganisation and federalisation of disability support services in this country. Due to ableism, ignorance, economic rationalism, bureaucratic mentality or other reasons, some of the key people in the chain seem to have missed the memo about the aims of the scheme and intent of the legislation but there is hope!

  2. I'm so glad you're posting again, Jodie, and just in time for me to wish you the very best for the coming year. I hope that you get to leave all the frustrations and difficulties of 2019 behind you. A hug.

    1. Hi Amalia,
      I'm trying to get back into the swing of things. 2019 was very difficult. I am glad to see the back of it!
      Hugs are most welcome and happily reciprocated. Hugs are what we need in the world right now.

  3. Oh no, I am sending you positive thoughts it all gets sorted out. Happy New Year.

    1. Hi Meredith,
      Slowly but surely, things are getting sorted. It's just that there are so many things at the moment! I'm sure you can relate considering the line of work you are in and the paperwork required.

  4. Red tape is awful, especially when you are too ill to deal with it :(
    I pray all works out well soon.

    1. Indeed Betty!
      Agencies don't get that it takes me much longer to get things done and I need more lead time to organise and get my head around things, especially now that my transport options are limited. I am hoping that once the NDIS gets up and running properly for me, life will get easier.

  5. I am not sure what is happening for you, but I know you don't use four letter words willy-nilly. I am hoping for you that it all sorts out soon. rest well!!

    1. Oh Mary-Anne! It's a long, complex story. The article by Gary Kerridge in the "More Information" section in the blog post will give you some insights to the system which was supposed to be helpful for people with disabilities and their families but has become adversarial in so many ways. It has become such a bureaucratic burden that many people have been unable to deal with it and many have just given up or not bothered. Then the government claims that there was an NDIS underspend. What is really happening, is a government system that places barriers to access it so people are not able to spend. The irony and frustration! All this while cutting funding to diability advocacy services which are already overwhelmed.