The disability sector has warned that a high turnover of senior executives managing the National Disability Insurance Scheme could have serious consequences for the scheme’s viability.
A string of senior executives from the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) have resigned less than one year after the official roll out of the NDIS – which was marred by an initial IT fiasco and is now the subject of budget debate over the scheme’s future funding.
According to the disability sector, the high turnover of top jobs in the NDIA can be attributed to “pressure and stress”. In the last 10 months all of the three original deputy CEOs of the NDIA have left the organisation.
The post budget debate about the full funding of the NDIS via an increase to the Medicare levy has fuelled further sector concern about the internal operations of the scheme.
Source: Pro Bono Australia