In The Media | 26 February 2015

National Disability Insurance Scheme: citizens’ jury decides whether the billions are being well spent

Participants in trials for the National Disability Insurance Scheme have told of both frustration and fulfillment with the multi-billion dollar program which is being rolled out to 400,000 Australians.

Sixteen randomly-selected trial participants have given their evidence to a citizens’ jury of 12 people in a three-day hearing in Sydney organised by People with Disability Australia.

President of PWDA Craig Wallace said the citizen’s jury would give a voice to the very people the NDIS was designed to help.

“Up until now the NDIS has been reviewed, evaluated and critiqued by a parliamentary committee, by consultants, academics and to some extent in the public domain through the media,” he said.

Source: The Sydney Morning Herald