In The Media | 1 April 2016

NDIS: Landmark disability reform a step closer after funding pledge

Australia’s biggest social reform in decades is a step closer, with almost $65 million pledged to fund the three Victorian organisations that will co-ordinate the National Disability Insurance Scheme when it launches in July.

However, despite significant support for the scheme, some people with disabilities say the information on the scheme’s rollout has been confusing and has often come from service providers who stand to benefit from keeping clients.

The Brotherhood of St Laurence, Latrobe Community Health Service and Intereach won the government tender, and will use the the Commonwealth money to hire staff and co-ordinate the local response.

Disability advocates have urged these services to hire workers with disabilities.

Source: The Age