Podcast: Who’s Missing Out on the NDIS?
Tuesday, 19th July 2016 at 11:32 am
Not all Australians with disability are set to benefit from the National Disability Insurance Scheme.
On 1 July the nation-wide rollout of the National Disability Insurance Scheme began. By the time it’s fully implemented in 2019 it’s estimated 460,000 people with disability will receive a support package.
The $22-billion-per-year scheme, twice the size of the previous system, has been largely welcomed by the disability sector, promising more support for more people.
But not all Australians with disability will benefit – some will be eligible but won’t receive the support they are entitled to, while others simply aren’t covered despite having “significant and ongoing support needs”.
In the second episode of a three-part series, Not for Podcast investigates Who’s Missing Out on the NDIS?
Featured in this episode:
- Professor Karen Fisher, from the Social Policy Research Centre at the University of New South Wales
- Damian Griffis, CEO of First Peoples Disability Network.
- Laura Collister, director of Mental Health Services, Research and Development at MI Fellowship
- Sarah Saunders, chief advocate at National Seniors Australia
- Patrick Walden, 27-year-old, full-time secondary teacher with cerebral palsy based on the Sunshine Coast
- Maryanne Diamond, general manager of media, communications and engagement at the National Disability Insurance Agency.