Disability Care and Support – Inquiry Report

The Australian Government asked the Productivity Commission to undertake a public inquiry into a long-term disability care and support scheme.

Amongst other things, the inquiry examined:

  • how a scheme should be designed and funded to better meet the long-term needs of people with disability, their families and carers
  • how to determine the people most in need of support, the services that should be available to them, and service delivery arrangements
  • the costs, benefits, feasibility and funding options of alternative schemes
  • how the scheme will interact with the health, aged care, informal care, income support and injury insurance systems
  • its impacts on the workforce
  • how any scheme should be introduced and governed
  • what protections and safeguards should be part of the scheme.

The final report is available in full, overview and executive summary or individual chapters in a variety of formats.

Download report (off-site)
National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), Research and Development

Australian Government Productivity Commission

Date published:
Wed 10th Aug, 2011