In The Media | 18 March 2016

Indigenous disability advocates speak about the NDIS on Close the Gap Day

Indigenous people from throughout northern New South Wales have come together to discuss accessing disability services on Close the Gap Day.

This week, Aboriginal disability support services and Aboriginal people with disabilities have been meeting in Coffs Harbour to prepare for the roll-out of the National Disability Insurance Scheme, which will land on the North Coast in July 2017.

According to the latest Australian Bureau of Statistics figures, Indigenous Australians are 1.7 times more likely to have a disability, although Indigenous disability workers say, because they are less likely to access health care, the real figures are probably much higher.