Nationwide review of the NDIS announced
An independent review into the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) was recently launched to ensure the scheme meets the needs of Australians with a disability now and into the future.
The Federal Government said the NDIS Review will work with participants, their families and carers, as well as providers and workers to ensure people with disability are at the centre of the scheme.
Pathways to Care Executive Director, Ros Winzar said it was important the review considered the views and sought feedback from a range of Australians, including those in regional, rural and remote Australia.
“To ensure the views of all Australians with disability are captured as part of the review, it’s important that people with relevant lived experience are thoroughly supported to participate in a way that’s best and easy for them,” Ros said.
The Federal Government said the review will consider the perspectives of First Nations participants, different cultures and socio-economic groups, age, gender and sexuality.
Part 1 of the review will examine the design, operation and sustainability of the scheme.
Part 2 of the review will consider ways to build a more responsive, supportive, and sustainable market and workforce.
Minister for the National Disability Insurance Scheme, The Hon. Bill Shorten said the review will examine the market and workforce opportunities to break-down barriers that prevent people with disability from achieving their life goals and participating in social and economic life.
A final report, including opportunities for reform, will be delivered by the independent review panel to the Federal Government by the end of October 2023.
To sign up to provide your input, visit: www.ndisreview.gov.au/consultations.