National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) specifically excludes prisoners, despite being designed to provide access to personalised supports and services for all Australians with a disability. However, excluding prisoners from the NDIS is inconsistent with Articles 12 and 13 of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. These state that people with disabilities must have equal legal capacity with others in all aspects of life. This includes equal access to, and within, the justice system.
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