The $22 billion NDIS, which is being introduced in stages around the country over the next three years, started to be rolled out across Australia on Friday.
The National Disability Insurance Agency said it was a significant day for people with disability, their families and carers, and for all Australians.
NDIA chairman Bruce Bonyhady, said the NDIS would “revolutionise” disability support in Australia, transforming the lives of 460,000 Australians with disability, their families and carers.
“This is a historic day for people with disability and the broader Australian community – today we move away from the old one-size-fits-all approach to a new approach which is based on choice and control for people with disability on a scale not seen anywhere in the world,” Bonyhady said.
“For the first time, Australians will have access to a national scheme that will support people with disability, providing certainty, consistency and equity.”
Source: Pro Bono Australia