The NDIS and irresponsible largesse

Providers and others are abusing this critical but costly service. Once packages are approved, there is an incredible lack of transparency and unaccountability for the spending.

The NDIS is an investment in a decent society, not a “burden” on the Budget

But these direct economic impacts of the NDIS aren’t measured by any of the actuarial reports that lead to scary headlines and poor public policy responses, such as failed independent assessments thought bubble from the previous government. These reports only count the raw amounts spent, not what is gained by that investment.

More than 550,000 Australians now at centre of NDIS

The NDIS Quarterly Report shows there are now more than 550,000 Australians with disability receiving life changing support from the world leading Scheme. National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) CEO Rebecca Falkingham PSM said the report showed the considerable impact the Scheme is having on participants, carers and families.

Getting the NDIS back on track: A survey of people with disability

This report compiles the responses from477 NDIS participants, or a family member or friend of a participant, to a national survey conducted in July2022.  The survey asked participants what works well; what they would change; and, how the NDIS has supported them to live an ordinary life.  It is clear that participants and their allies want to replace the current pessimistic and adversarial relationship with the NDIA with a more transparent and collaborative approach  that is built on mutual trust. A range of pragmatic and clear recommendations emerged from the analysis of the survey responses.

New trial to link NDIS to DES providers

“The NDIS is far from perfect but increasing the involvement of Disability Employment Services providers can only make things worse. DES has been failing disabled people for as long as it’s existed,” O’Connell said. “Pushing a failed industry on people discriminated against and excluded from the labour market because of our disabilities won’t get us jobs but it will expose us to harm.”

Fix this now’: Why Labor needs to get NDIS back on track

The federal budget handed down by Jim Chalmers on Tuesday exposes the harsh reality that the Treasurer will never balance the books unless he arrests the spiralling costs of the National Disability Insurance Scheme.