Currently, when someone turns 65 they are not eligible to apply for NDIS support, even if they had disability before then. We asked experts if that should change.
Education segregation could continue for Australia’s young people for at least another generation – and possibly longer – in light of the disability royal commission recommendations.
The new Quarterly Essay weaves personal history and detailed policy analysis, examining the unintended consequences of the NDIS, and how we can best realise the scheme’s original intent.
Many students with a disability are bullied, excluded and do not feel welcome in Australian schools. They cannot be ignored in the next National School Reform Agreement.
Intended to be a no-fault insurance scheme for Australians with severe and permanent disability, the NDIS has changed lives but also been the subject of controversy in its first decade.
The growing use of external consultants to do government work has led to a “hollowing out” of the public service.
If people with disability can’t access the NDIS, they’re often left without any services or supports. This needs to change.
Our analysis of part-time work and its impact on wellbeing shows getting more people with disability into employment could save millions in health-care costs.
Making it possible for NDIS participants to choose registered or unregistered providers affords the ‘dignity of risk’.
Many people with disability – who are at increased risk of illness and death from COVID – continue to isolate at home to avoid infection and are effectively shut out of society.