More than 300,000 people around Australia receive services through the National Disability Insurance Scheme, or NDIS. Another 160,000 need to be brought into the scheme. So what’s working and what’s not?
In this two-part Brotherhood Talk, a panel of experts analyses the NDIS, offering deep insights into its positive impacts and aspects which could be improved. Leading the discussion is Amanda Pagan, head of the Inclusive Communities team in the Brotherhood of St Laurence Research and Policy Centre.
The panel comprises:
- Professor Bruce Bonyhady, Director of the Melbourne Disability Institute at the University of Melbourne, and an architect of the NDIS as inaugural Chair of the National Disability Insurance Agency
- Karen Dimmock, CEO of the Association for Children with Disability
- Samantha Connor, disability rights campaigner and convener of NDIS Grassroots on Facebook
- John McKenna, disability advocate, NDIS recruiter and podcaster.
The podcast is drawn from a public talk hosted by the Brotherhood of St Laurence Research and Policy Centre and the Melbourne Disability Institute at the University of Melbourne on 25 July 2019.