Slow rollout of NDIS and automated welfare system to save budget billions

Disability insurance scheme comes in at $1.6bn less than expected, but advocates blame shortfall on problems for people accessing the scheme.  “We are six years into the rollout and we have heard of people waiting two years for a wheelchair, so it needs concerted attention,” said Kirsten Dean from disability advocate group Every Australian Counts. “Nobody thought it would be easy, but this is a big and complicated scheme and it needs greater attention,” she said.

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Topics:
Government, Policy, Legislation

Author:
Anne Davies

Source:
The Guardian

Date published:
Tue 2nd Apr, 2019