Richard C. Madden

Briefing paper

National Disability Insurance Scheme: Commonwealth financial arrangements up to 2019-20

The financial arrangements for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) are crucial to the successful implementation of the Scheme. The NDIS is jointly funded by the Commonwealth and the States and Territories. The DisabilityCare Australia (DCA) levy (0.5% of income) was introduced on 1 July...

National Disability Insurance Scheme: impact on the Commonwealth Budget to 2019-20

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) was passed into law in early 2013. The arrangements for financing the NDIS are complex and are not brought together in the 2013-14 Commonwealth Budget papers.1 This Bulletin briefly collects and connects available information on NDIS financing arrangements. First...
Policy report

National Disability Insurance Scheme: impact on the Commonwealth budget to 2019-20

NDIS expenses are entirely paid by the Commonwealth, through the NDIA. Funds are provided by Commonwealth appropriation.From 1 July 2014, the Commonwealth collects the DisabilityCare Australia (DCA) levy, 0.5% of taxable income.
Policy report

Cross-sector service coordination for people with high and complex needs: harnessing existing evidence and knowledge

People with high and complex needs will generally need an array of supports to enable social and economic participation as envisaged by the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). As participants, these people will receive funding from the NDIS.

Producing Australia’s welfare statistics

Richard Madden, director of the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, discusses the role of statistics in a society like Australia and the values that have underpinned the AIHW’s work, and comments on some of the issues that have arisen at AIHW over the past...