Submission 1 to the Independent Review of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)
The Minister for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), The Hon Bill Shorten MP, announced an independent review of the NDIS (the Review) on 18 October 2022. The review examines the design, operations and sustainability of the NDIS, and NDIS workforce capability and capacity.
People with Disability Australia (PWDA) welcomes the Review and this opportunity to comment. This submission will focus on NDIS access, eligibility and planning and forms part of PWDA’s input into the Review.
Our 11 recommendations provide a guide to empower people with disability throughout the entire NDIS experience from applying for the NDIS through to the planning process. Further, they provide a guide to rebuild trust; that has been eroded over the course of the Scheme’s delivery.