The latest news and updates from Butter Fish Services.


Welcome to Butter Fish Services News. Here you can read the latest news and updates from Butter Fish Services about NDIS and what's happening in the disability sector.

Reconciliation, A Different Conversation

May 28, 2018

This time, almost 20 years ago I was the Executive Officer for NSW Reconciliation, working for the Hon Linda Burney MP. At the time she was still the President of NSW AECG, and her political ambitions were only beginning to come clear, she taught me many lessons. I was young and maybe somewhat naive, believing…

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Review of NDIS by Productivity Commission

February 20, 2017

In January, the Australian Government announced a review into the sustainability and costs of the NDIS by the Productivity Commission. The $22 billion scheme that resulted from this is the biggest social policy reform since Medicare. The aim of the NDIS was to facilitate two things: To increase the economic participation of people with a…

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What is effective support work?

January 24, 2017

Effective support work includes planning activities that align with the client’s goals. Making sure that they challenge the client to help build their capacity. It’s about incremental progress, and small achievements. Yet unfortunately, far too many providers are still stuck in the old ways of support work. Provide more of a babysitting service rather than…

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What is Coordination of Supports?

January 5, 2017

​​According to, in 2016, Support Coordination ranked #4 in the ten most searched items by NDIS participants. Even the NDIS estimates that approximately 30-40% of plans generated every year will require support coordination. What is Coordination of Supports?  Coordination of Supports is about making your NDIS plan active and setting it up to work…

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