National Disability Insurance Scheme

An NDIS will fundamentally change the way disability care and support is provided.

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As with most announcements in yesterday’s Federal Budget, details of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) have already been made available. However, the NDIS will fundamentally change the way disability care and support is provided.

It will also provide peace of mind for those with a significant and permanent disability and those who care for them. Funding to the value of $1 billion over four years will enable the launch of the first stage of the scheme in over 10,000 locations acrossAustraliafrom July 2013. The funding will include:

$342.5 million for individually tailored support
$240.3 million to build and operate a NDIS IT system
$213.4 million to properly assess people’s needs
$122.6 million to increase capacity in the disability services sector to meet people’s needs.
$53 million to launch the NDIS Transition Agency


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    9th May 2012
    I tend to wonder who will be setting the parameters on building and operation of the NDIS, let alone assessment of same.
    3rd Jun 2013
    This Insurance scheme is an outright discrimination against people over 65

    Yet some are expected to contribute towards this insurance scheme to the age of 67 which is the new retirement age that the Government has introduced.

    10th Sep 2014
    The government needs to pay attention for the common people rather than spending in large amounts to military. We spend large amounts of money in the defense department. No country is going to attack us and we have very good neighbors, Canada and Mexico.

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