In The Media | 5 May 2017

Victoria Looks to Divest Disability Services as Part of NDIS Rollout

The Victorian government is looking to divest a number of disability services to the non-government sector in the next step of the roll out of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

The government is calling for expressions of interest (EOI) from non-government providers for the delivery of three areas of disability services to test whether the “strict conditions” the government has set for the future of disability services can be met.

Minister for Housing, Disability and Ageing Martin Foley said that under the NDIS, people with disability had more flexibility and choice in the services and support they could access.

“To achieve this, the disability sector needs to expand, with more organisations providing better and a more diverse range of disability services,” he said.

Source: Pro Bono Australia