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Disability insurance

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Discussion paper

A New Zealand income insurance scheme: a discussion document

This discussion document proposes a new way of protecting workers and the economy - a New Zealand income insurance scheme.
Journal article

Women’s experiences of accessing individualized disability supports: gender inequality and Australia’s National Disability Insurance Scheme

This article draws on data collected in an exploratory study about the experiences of women seeking disability support through the NDIS. The objectives were to identify possible gendered barriers to applying for and receiving adequate support through the NDIS, and to suggest directions for future...
Report

False economy: the economic benefits of the NDIS and the consequences of government cost-cutting

The National Disability Insurance Agency's (NDIA's) annual financial sustainability report of December 2020 (AFSRDec20) made waves in the disability support community when it was released earlier this year. This report discusses some of the issues surrounding the new NDIA modelling, in addition to assessing the...
Report

NDIS planning: final report

Planning is central to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). Planning, along with access, is the primary point at which participants interact with the scheme. A considerable amount of evidence concerned the training of planners and the impact this has on participants’ experiences navigating the...
Report

Decision-making controls for NDIS participant plans

The objective of this audit was to assess whether the National Disability Insurance Agency has appropriate controls to ensure supports in participant plans are 'reasonable and necessary.'
Discussion paper

Inquiry into the National Disability Insurance Scheme market in Queensland: issues paper

The Queensland Productivity Commission has released this issues paper to assist interested parties to prepare submissions to the inquiry. It outlines the scope of the inquiry and provides background material.
Report

How is the disability sector faring? A report from National Disability Services’ annual market survey 2020

This survey provides insight into service-provider’s perceptions of the NDIS, the operating environment for the sector and financial sustainability. The 2019 survey found the operating environment for the sector, particularly prices, have improved on previous years. However, there continues to be uncertainty and concern about...
Report

NDIS planning: interim report

The issues raised in this report are not intended as a criticism of individuals involved in the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) planning process. The committee's focus has been on the planning process as a whole, and the recommendations in this interim report are targeted...
Report

State of the disability sector report 2019

This 2019 edition of the NDS's report finds that while operating conditions might have improved, serious issues around pricing, sustainability and regulations continue to present great challenges for the disability services sector.
Audio interview

Jenny Macklin and the creation of the NDIS

Jenny Macklin held many social policy portfolios over her long political career. As Federal Disability Reform Minister in the Gillard Government she ushered in the NDIS. Jenny talks about the process of winning support for big social policy changes.
Report

National Disability Insurance Scheme fraud control program

The objective of this audit was to examine the effectiveness of the National Disability Insurance Agency’s (NDIA) fraud control program and its compliance with the Commonwealth Fraud Control Framework.
Guide

The National Disability Insurance Scheme: a quick guide - May 2019 update

The main component of the NDIS is individualised packages of support to eligible people with disability. When the NDIS is fully implemented, it is expected that around 475,000 Australians will receive individualised supports. This guide provides a current overview of the scheme and its implementation.
Report

General issues around the implementation and performance of the NDIS: progress report 2019

This is the second progress report of the committee, continuing the task of reviewing the implementation, performance, governance, administration and expenditure of the NDIS. This report covers events from 1 July 2017 to 31 December 2018.
Report

Report on government services 2019: Community services - Chapter 15 Services for people with disability

This chapter reports on the Australian, State and Territory governments’ assistance provided to people with disability and their carers.
Report

Still outside the tent: cultural diversity and disability in a time of reform – a rapid review of evidence

This review examines the goals and vision of the National Disability Strategy with a particular focus on people with disability from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds.
Report

State of the disability sector report 2018

The 2018 report finds that while disability service providers remain committed to the NDIS, the majority (73 per cent) believe its systems and processes need urgent improvement. Other challenges include policy uncertainty, unrealistic pricing and costly red tape which is driving up the cost of...
Report

NDIS markets: Market stewardship actions for the NDIS

While the NDIS promises to improve the lives of more than 400,000 Australians with a disability, the scheme has been marred by a range of implementation challenges. In particular, there has been much concern over 'thin' markets. This report draws together the international literature on...
Position paper

Position paper: NDIS reasonable and necessary supports – the case for respite

Carers report that the provision of care can be very stressful. Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) 2012 data reveals that 50% of primary carers identified that caring has one or more negative impacts on their physical or emotional wellbeing.
Report

Market readiness for provision of services under the NDIS

As a result of this inquiry, 29 recommendations have been made, which aim to ensure that appropriate strategies and responses are swiftly implemented to stimulate the growth of the marketplace and ensure that all NDIS participants have timely access to the necessary and reasonable support...