NDIS

Younger woman at markets with older woman

An evaluation by UNSW researchers finds a successful model for consumers and investors that’s achieving positive outcomes.

The NDIS logo in front of a building

The budget forecast steep NDIS costs, but also allocated funds to review and support the scheme in sustainable ways that could contribute positively to the economy

sliding doors to an ndis office

Behind the planning process sits an opaque system of automated decision-making. It rests on a generated plan, called a ‘typical support package’.

Kurt Fearnley and others including Bill Shorten

The original vision for the NDIS was that it would give people with disabilities a say in how services are delivered. The appointment of an NDIA chair who is disabled is a positive move.

a young woman concentrates while working at a laptop

Some NDIS participants worry if they don’t spend their annual funds, they won’t be offered the same support in their next plan – and it’s harder for some to use what they’ve been allocated.

a woman works at her computer while sitting in a wheelchair

Reports of large-scale NDIS fraud show it’s time to work with participants and involve them in oversight.

People protesting for support of NDIS

The short-term NDIS priorities for the new government are to rebuild trust and restore it to its original intention.

A man helps a young boy with homework

Navigating the NDIS can be a bureaucratic nightmare for participants. Labor has pledged to review the system if elected.

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Reports of cuts to NDIS packages have been confirmed with an average drop of 4 per cent across participants.

Woman in wheelchair using her laptop

While men and women experience disability at similar rates, men are more likely to be diagnosed with disabilities more readily supported by the NDIS.

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