While you’re here… help us stay here.
Are you enjoying open access to policy and research published by a broad range of organisations? Please donate today so that we can continue to provide this service.
|Chapter 15 Services for people with disability (report)||4.97 MB|
|Chapter 15 Services for people with disability (data tables)||1.82 MB|
Performance reporting currently focuses on assistance provided by governments through specialist disability services under the National Disability Agreement (NDA) as well as the broad social and economic outcomes of people with disability. Performance information on the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) will be developed for future reports.
In 2017–18, total government expenditure on specialist disability services provided under the NDA was $6.4 billion — a real decrease of 17.8 per cent from 2016–17. There was $7.7 billion support committed to the NDIS for 2017–18. As the NDIS is progressively implemented to replace services under the NDA, funding for the NDIS will increase.
Nationally in 2016–17 (2017–18 data were not available for this Report), the number of people with disability using NDA specialist disability services as a proportion of the estimated potential population was:
In 2016–17, 28,534 people who used disability support services under the NDA were identified as transitioning to the NDIS. As at 30 June 2017, there were 52,348 NDIS participants who were existing State/Territory service users (that is, had transferred at some time from NDA services).
The Australian, State and Territory governments aim to ensure that people with disability and their carers have an enhanced quality of life, enjoy choice and wellbeing, achieve independence, social and economic participation, and full inclusion in the community.