On July 1 2016, the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) moved from a trial phase to a full national roll-out. In this series on Understanding the NDIS, we explore how the scheme works, why Australia needs it, and the issues to be addressed before eligible Australians can receive the benefits they are entitled to.
The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) allows Australians with a disability to choose which agencies or people they wish to collaborate with to help achieve their goals.For Indigenous people, there are many positives to this scheme. It provides the opportunity to address the identified shortfalls of the former institutionalised service system, some of which uniquely impact Indigenous people. For instance,…continue reading