The proposed NDIS independent assessments have been controversial. And data from a pilot doesn’t really tell us whether they’d deliver positive outcomes for Australians with disability.
As a Koori bloke who lives with disability, I believe the proposed framework is disrespectful and discriminatory towards Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
The government has announced several ‘practical changes’ to the NDIS. While these edge the scheme in the right direction, some impracticalities continue to underpin it.
If you’re poor, female, or live in rural Australia, you’re less likely to access the NDIS or get as much bang for your buck.
The government now has a dedicated NDIS minister. Here are the four key areas of the scheme that need attention.
Andrew Dodd talks to Rhonda Galbally and Bruce Bonyhady about their role in setting up the National Disability Insurance Scheme.