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Reasonable and Necessary podcast series


Reasonable and Necessary: Making Sense of the NDIS is a podcast series by the Summer Foundation, hosted by our very own Dr George Taleporos.

Each podcast episode aims to simplify the NDIS for participants, their families and anyone supporting NDIS participants to work their way through the system.

Interested in finding out about being part of the Reasonable & Necessary podcast series, including available opportunities? Download our media kit

Watch a video podcast below or watch them all on YouTube.
You can also listen to episodes through SoundCloud, iTunes or Spotify.

Latest episode

Our Relationships with the NDIS – what makes them work or fall apart?

VIDEO PODCAST: 30 June 2022

In research by the Summer Foundation and La Trobe University, participants revealed that their relationship with the NDIA needs repairing – most had lost confidence and trust in the NDIA. Many recognised that they can’t opt out of this relationship, so with the appointment of a new government, many participants are optimistic that the time may be right for an honest dialogue between all parties about the future of the NDIS. Have your voice heard too, by filling out the NDIS Participant survey.

You can download and listen to the audio version on SoundCloud, iTunes (Apple Podcasts) or Spotify.  

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Election 2022 and the NDIS: Disability Advocates Have Our Say

VIDEO PODCAST: 16 May 2022

Dr George Taleporos speaks to a panel of disability advocates, where they examine the topics discussed in the previous episodes of the election series. They cover all things NDIS – funding cuts, operational issues, workforce, cost versus value and the damage of a ‘cost-first’ mentality.

You can download and listen to the audio version on SoundCloud, iTunes (Apple Podcasts) or Spotify.  

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Election 2022 and the NDIS: Interview with Bill Shorten, MP

VIDEO PODCAST: 13 May 2022

Dr George Taleporos speaks to Shadow Minister for the NDIS, Bill Shorten in today’s episode of Reasonable & Necessary. Mr Shorten talks about his plans for the NDIS if he’s elected and how he plans to bring more people with disability into administering the NDIS, how they plan to make the NDIS more sustainable and how a Labor government plans to stop blanket cuts to participants’ plans.

You can download and listen to the audio version on SoundCloud, iTunes (Apple Podcasts) or Spotify.  

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Election 2022 and the NDIS: Interview with Senator Jordon Steele-John

VIDEO PODCAST: 11 May 2022

Dr George Taleporos speaks to Senator Jordon Steele-John about his vision for the NDIS and how important it will be to restore it to a person-centred Scheme. The Senator talks about resourcing the NDIS with the appropriate staff infrastructure, and ensuring that people with disability are strongly represented on the board of the NDIS.

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Election 2022 and the NDIS: Minister Reynold’s on her priorities for the NDIS

VIDEO PODCAST: 9 May 2022

In the first episode of our election special, Dr George Taleporos talks to the Hon Linda Reynolds, Minister for the NDIS. In this important conversation, Minister Reynolds talks through her priorities for the NDIS if re-elected, which include participant-centred reforms, extra funding and reducing wait times around housing and support decisions.

You can download and listen to the audio version on SoundCloud, iTunes (Apple Podcasts) or Spotify.  

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Why are so many people stuck in hospital waiting for NDIS decisions?

VIDEO PODCAST: 29 April 2022

In this episode of Reasonable & Necessary, we meet NDIS participant Leila Bowheen who has been stuck in hospital for almost a year, waiting for housing and support. We also talk to Adam Horsburgh, CEO at the Austin Hospital for his take on the problem and how it can be solved

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How people with disability can access free rapid antigen tests

VIDEO PODCAST: 3 March 2022

In this episode of Reasonable & Necessary, George is speaking with Therese Clark from Barwon Health to find out how people with disability (PWD) can access free rapid antigen tests (RAT) through the Victorian Government Disability Liaison Officer service.

You can download and listen to the audio version on SoundCloud, iTunes (Apple Podcasts) or Spotify.  

NDIS: An inside look at what’s new in 2022

VIDEO PODCAST: 22 February 2022

In this episode of Reasonable & Necessary, George is speaking with NDIA CEO Martin Hoffman about what’s new in the NDIS for 2022. We talk about codesign, NDIS appeals, COVID-19 and much more.

You can download and listen to the audio version on SoundCloud, iTunes (Apple Podcasts) or Spotify.  

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Special series: Living with COVID

How people with disabilities can stay safe as Australia learns to live with COVID-19.

Episodes in this series

COVID passports and planning for the possibility of ending up in hospital

VIDEO PODCAST

In this final episode of the Reasonable and Necessary COVID-19 series, Dr George Taleporos speaks to Linda Hughes, UpSkill Lead and parent to a man who has complex needs. They go into detail about why it’s so important to make a plan for ‘COVID-normal’, and the most useful tools that will help you plan for the ‘what ifs’.

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I got vaccinated and didn’t have to leave the house!

VIDEO PODCAST

In this episode of Reasonable and Necessary, Dr George Taleporos gets vaccinated without leaving the house and then speaks to the Disability Liaison Officer, who can help people to get vaccinated. This interview was recorded on 19 November 2021.

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Are the human rights of people with disabilities being protected during the pandemic?

VIDEO PODCAST

Dr George Taleporos speaks to Australia’s Disability Discrimination Commissioner, Dr. Ben Gauntlett about the human rights impact of the pandemic.

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I got COVID and was forced into hospital

VIDEO PODCAST: 14 DECEMBER 2021

Dr George Taleporos speaks to anti-violence and disability advocate Anj Barker about her experience of catching COVID and being forced into hospital.

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Vaccination for people with complex needs and tips to stay safe from COVID

VIDEO PODCAST: 9 DECEMBER 2021

Dr George Taleporos speaks to The Chair of Disability and Health, University of Melbourne, Professor Anne Kavanagh, about vaccination for people with with complex needs and tips to stay safe from COVID-19.

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Rapid Antigen testing for disability support workers, vaccination and much more…

VIDEO PODCAST: 7 DECEMBER 2021

Dr George Taleporos speaks to Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Professor Michael Kidd about rapid antigen testing in the disability sector, vaccination, when there is a substitute decision maker, and much more.

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What role do disability service providers have in keeping people safe and getting us vaccinated?

VIDEO PODCAST: 2 DECEMBER 2021

Dr George Taleporos speaks to the acting NDIS Commissioner, Samantha Taylor about mandatory vaccination and the role of disability service providers in supporting us to stay safe through the pandemic.

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How can I use my NDIS supports flexibly to stay safe from COVID?

VIDEO PODCAST: 29 NOVEMBER 2021

Dr George Taleporos speaks to the Deputy CEO of the NDIA, Lisa Studdert about the role of the NDIS in supporting people through the pandemic.

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View our previous video podcast series

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Interview with Shadow Minister for the NDIS, Bill Shorten

VIDEO PODCAST: 22 SEPTEMBER 2021

Dr George Taleporos speaks to NDIS Shadow Minister Bill Shorten on what it took to create the NDIS and where it may be heading.

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What should come next for the NDIS?

VIDEO PODCAST: 23 AUGUST 2021

Dr George Taleporos speaks to Senator Jordon Steele-John on what we need to do to get the NDIS back on track.

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Interview with Minister Linda Reynolds

VIDEO PODCAST: 16 JULY 2021

Dr George Taleporos speaks to NDIS Minister Linda Reynolds about recent and upcoming changes to the scheme.

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The future for the NDIS

VIDEO PODCAST: 28 JUNE 2021

Dr George Taleporos speaks to Martin Hoffman, NDIA CEO about Independent Assessments and Personalised Budgets.

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A conversation with the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission

VIDEO PODCAST: 5 MAY 2021

Dr George Taleporos speaks to NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commissioner, Graeme Head and Registrar, Samantha Taylor about the issues and challenges facing the SDA sector.

What is the government planning to do to the NDIS?

VIDEO PODCAST: 29 MARCH 2021

Dr George Taleporos speaks to Legal Expert Darren O’Donovan, Senior Lecturer at La Trobe University about the draft changes to the NDIS Act that were leaked.


Previous audio podcast series

Series 6 – Welcome Home – training for SDA providers

These podcast episodes are part of the Welcome Home – Compliance training for SDA providers project.

Episode 1

Providers speak: What it takes to deliver quality outcomes in the SDA market –  with Queenie Tran, Chief Operating Officer, Summer Housing and Tom Worsnop, Tenant Outcomes Manager, Guardian Living (5 May 2021)


Episode 2

Tenants speak: What it’s like living in SDA & what it takes to move into independent living – Belinda Aitken, Lived Experience Facilitator and SDA Reference Group Lead, Summer Foundation and Kim, an SDA tenant. (5 May 2021)


Episode 3

A conversation with the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission: Issues and challenges facing the SDA sector – with Graeme Head and Samantha Taylor (5 May 2021)

Series 5 – Getting great outcomes for all NDIS participants

Series 5 of Reasonable and Necessary was made with the support of the Victorian Government.

Episode 1

Talking ethnicity, culture and the NDIS – with Sophie Dutertre from the Centre for Culture, Ethnicity and Health, and NDIS participant Julie Duong (28 May 2020)


Episode 2

Talking support coordination, what it takes to be a support coordinator and how to run a support coordination business – with Jess Stubbins from Ablelink (17 July 2020)


Episode 3

Support coordinators getting great outcomes for people who have complex needs – with Linda Hughes, Brigette Kirkpatrick and Marnie Baulch (26 October 2020)


Episode 4

Understanding Individual Living Options – with UpSkill lead Linda Hughes and My Supports CEO Terry Mader (18 November 2020)

Series 4 – Staying safe during COVID-19

Episode 1

Juggling support workers, finding supplies and social distancing – with Jarrod Sandell-Hay, NDIS Participant and Freelance Photographer (3 April 2020)


Episode 2

Avoiding Coronavirus and what the government needs to do – with Professor Anne Kavanagh, Professor of Disability and Health at the University of Melbourne (14 April 2020)


Episode 3

Making sure you and your support workers know how to stay safe – with support coordinator and NDIS participant Kelly Cox (16 April 2020)


Episode 4

NDIS funding flexibility, plan reviews and more – with Campaign Director at Every Australian Counts Kirsten Deane (17 April 2020)


Episode 5

From the world epicentre of the virus – with New York resident, disability rights lawyer and Director of Policy at Concepts of Independence T.K. Small (22 April 2020)


Episode 6

Holding support providers to account – with NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commissioner Graeme Head (28 April 2020)

Series 3 – Talking to the experts

Episode 1

How we can make the NDIS work better for everyone – with Kirsten Dean, Campaign director of Every Australian Counts (22 February 2019)


Episode 2

How the NDIS can better support people with complex needs – with Sarah Forbes, Advocacy Manager at VALID (3 March 2019)


Episode 3

What it takes to achieve great outcomes with the NDIS with Les Cope (8 March 2019)


Episode 4

Insights into Specialist Disability Accommodation – with Luke Bo’sher and Alecia Rathbone of the Summer Foundation (14 March 2019)


Episode 5

Q & A with the NDIA – with Maryanne Diamond AO, General Manager, Community Linkages and Engagement at the National Disability Insurance Agency (12 April 2019)

Series 2 – How the NDIS is evolving

Episode 1

The NDIS 5 years on – with the Honourable Jenny Macklin MP


Episode 2

Staying Safe and Building Quality into NDIS Services – with the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commissioner, Graeme Head


Episode 3

Support Coordination – with Sam Paior, Support Coordinator from the Growing Space


Episode 4

Self-managing your NDIS plan – with Sam Paior, Support Coordinator from the Growing Space


Episode 5

The NDIS and Health Interface – with Cath Bucolo, Clinical Practice Leader at the Summer Foundation

Series 1 – Planning, housing and working with the NDIS

Episode 1

Everything you ever wanted to know about the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)


Episode 2

How to go about your making your NDIS Plan, with Dr George and Penny Paul


Episode 3

The NDIS and housing, with Dr George and Penny Paul


Episode 4

What to do if you’re not happy with your NDIS Plan, with Dr George and Chris Thwaites


Episode 5

Using the NDIS to get you moving, with Dr George and Chris Thwaites

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