National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)


8 May 2019

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....

Briefing paper

23 Apr 2019

This paper recommends that the Commonwealth and Northern Territory governments should consider an integrated care package that addresses the broader care needs of renal patients, including housing needs, in partnership with patients, families, Aboriginal health and housing organisations, Aboriginal medical services and other stakeholders.


9 Apr 2019

The Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, in cooperation with the National Disability Insurance Agency, funded an evaluation of the first 12 months of the co-design approach to the implementation of the National Disability Insurance Scheme in East Arnhem.


29 Mar 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.


22 Mar 2019

This final report considers the role of the manufacturer, the distributor and Australian governments in providing support to Australia's thalidomide survivors. It also considers some of difficulties thalidomide survivors have experienced with the NDIS.


21 Mar 2019

This study examined the Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) program and the attitudes of industry to investment and participation in that program. It questioned developers, investors, housing providers, prospective tenants and governments on how the SDA program will generate new supply that meets the needs and...


1 Mar 2019

The purpose of this compendium is to highlight, raise awareness and illustrate the opportunities for disability research in Australia.


20 Feb 2019

This report evaluates the health of the disability sector in Australia and considers the impact caused by the rollout of the NDIS.

Literature review

5 Feb 2019

This rapid literature review investigates the emotional health and wellbeing of Australia's carer population.


1 Feb 2019

This report argues for a new National Disability Agreement (NDA) between the Australian, State and Territory Governments, to facilitate cooperation, enhance accountability and clarify roles and responsibilities. The report makes a number of recommendations for a new NDA that has at its core the wellbeing...


22 Jan 2019

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


Senate Community Affairs References Committee report
4 Dec 2018

This report makes 18 recommendations to government, including calling for a national rural and remote mental health strategy to address the low rates of access to mental health services and the high rate of suicide in Australia's rural and remote communities.


29 Nov 2018

This research progresses the priority areas identified by the National Mental Health Commission and provides evidence about the systemic issues and policy levers to provide housing and services for people with mental health issues.


29 Nov 2018

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.


19 Nov 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...


1 Nov 2018

This report outlines an important project that aims to improve the makeup of NDIS plans for people with psychosocial disability. The Optimising Psychosocial Support Project brings together service level data from community based mental health programs to present a picture of how people with psychosocial...

Literature review

29 Oct 2018

This literature review forms part of the evidence base to a ‘provider driven’ project to optimise the supports to people with a psychosocial disability within the NDIS.


22 Oct 2018

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...

Discussion paper

17 Oct 2018

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.


20 Sep 2018

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...



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