In The Media | 7 July 2016

Can co-ops help deliver Australia’s National Disability Insurance Scheme?

Co-operative businesses in Australia have expressed support and protection for service providers and consumers under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

Melina Morrison, CEO of the Business Council of Cooperatives and Mutuals (BCCM), the sector’s peak body, said the model would give consumers more choice and control when it is rolled out in July.

“This is a huge opportunity to allow the consumers of disability services to organise themselves in the marketplace so they have access, basically as bulk purchases,” Ms Morrison told Pro Bono Australia News.

“[The] NDIS is predicated on the idea that personalised budgets create more choice and control for people living with disability, but for that to happen you need marketplaces where there is actually that choice.

Source: Co-operative News