The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Citizens’ Jury Scorecard project was an innovative project led by People with Disability Australia in collaboration with Max Hardy Consulting, and with the support of the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) between September 2014 and May 2015.
The project used deliberative democracy to involve Australian citizens who have helped fund the NDIS and those who have direct knowledge of the scheme as a participant, to evaluate the staged roll out of the NDIS in six trial sites.
A launch of the Citizens’ Jury Scorecard and a short documentary about the project took place at the NDIA’s national office in Geelong on Tuesday 19 May 2015. Members of the public were given the opportunity to watch the event live online and send in questions they wanted to ask a panel of people involved in the Citizens’ Jury process and NDIA representatives.
The Agency’s initial response to the scorecard’s findings and recommendations has been positive.
Read the Scorecard
The Citizens ’Jury Scorecard presents the findings of the jury including a series of recommendations aimed at enhancing the future roll out of the NDIS. It has been compiled by the twelve member jury, with the assistance of the citizens’ jury facilitators Max Hardy Consulting following the three and a half day ‘trial’ held in Sydney from 17 February – 20 February 2015.
- You can download a PDF version of the Scorecard by clicking this link.
- You can view a word version of the Scorecard by clicking this link.
- You can download a text only word version of the Scorecard (compatible with JAWS screen reader) by clicking this link.
One of the key aims of the NDIS Citizens’ Jury Scorecard Project was to ensure the ongoing educative value of this unique project and its methodology, to enhance transparency of the processes undertaken as well as to establish a means to broadcast the outcomes of the Citizens’ Jury scorecard verdict.
An experienced small filmmaking consultancy, Think Films was contracted to film the Citizens’ Jury process. The result, is a film that ‘tells the story’ of the Citizens’ Jury and its interactions with participants of the NDIS, adding deeply personal and qualitative elements to understanding the process and how the scorecard was finalised by the jurors. Below, or by clicking this link, you can watch the short film documenting the citizens’ jury process.
Media highlights and scorecard background
- Link to PWDA Media Release – NDIS Scorecard published as Citizens’ Jury delivers its verdict
- Link to Every Australian Counts campaign summary of scorecard
- Link to ABC News story on scorecard findings
- Link to Probono News story on scorecard verdict
- Link to Canberra Times report on scorecard findings in the ACT
- Link to The Australian newspaper story on scorecard
- Link to ProBono News interview with Craig Wallace
- Link to Sydney Morning Herald report on NDIS
- Link to Guardian Online story about Citizens’ Jury process
- Link to Government News story in which the Deputy NSW Opposition Leader praises Citizens’ Jury
- Link to Insurance Business Online article that examines Citizens’ Jury
- Link to Sydney Morning Herald story on Citizens’ Jury process
- Link to ProBono News story announcing Citizens’ Jury
- Link to NDIS Citizens’ Jury Social Media Forum held on 29 November 2014
- Link to ABC News report on Citizens’ Jury process
- Link to PWDA Media Release – NDIS SCORECARD: Participants to shape the verdict
- Link to audio only Radio National report on NDIS Citizens’Jury Scorecard