In The Media | 28 October 2015

NDIS to turbocharge innovation

AUSTRALIANS who’ve helped fund the national disability insurance scheme will be repaid with a $1 billion economic boost from the development of new technologies.

THAT’S the view of the chair of the agency in charge of delivering the $22 billion program.

Bruce Bonyhady believes that by the time all 460,000 people are rolled into the scheme in 2019, the NDIS will create a market for disability-focused technologies.

“This is an incredibly exciting time for people with disability, their families and their carers,” he told AAP on Tuesday, channelling Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and his innovation drive. “We are creating a $1 billion market for technological innovation in disability services.”

Source: NT News