Next week marks the first anniversary of the rollout of the National Disability Insurance Scheme. It is timely that we take a moment to reflect just how far we have come in that year, and also to name some of the challenges we will face going forward to full scheme rollout in coming years.
Participation in the National Disability Insurance Scheme has doubled since last December while costs remain well on track according to the NDIS third Quarterly Monitoring Report, released today.
Prominent mental health and disability expert Eddie Bartnik has been engaged as a strategic adviser to the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA).
The Chairman of the Board of the National Disability Insurance Scheme, Bruce Bonyhady, has warmly welcomed the signing of the agreement between the Australian Government and the Government of Western Australia which prepares the way for the NDIS trial site to launch in the Perth Hills on 1 July.
On Saturday 29 March articles about the NDIS and its economic effects appeared in the Australian newspaper. The articles used early figures from the NDIS first quarterly report (now six months old) as the evidence base to comment on current Scheme costs and operations.
The National Disability Insurance Scheme has appointed Kim Birch as Trial Site Manager for the Hunter Region.