Opinion | 6 August 2015

Who should be steering the NDIA?

A boardroom

In recent weeks there has been a lot of talk about potential changes to the Board that governs the National Disability Insurance Scheme.

Here at the Every Australian Counts campaign we’re committed to the best possible NDIS being realised for people with disability and their families across Australia for all who need it. We believe it’s the role of all governments to fund the scheme, set the long-term strategy and make decisions about who sits on the Board to oversee the implementation of the scheme and operations of The National Disability Insurance Agency. We welcome the commitment of governments to consult experts inside and outside the disability community about how we can build Australia’s NDIS into the world’s No. 1 disability support system.

The Campaign wants to see strong representation of people with lived experience of disability on the Board as well as experts in the field of disability service provision. We are definitely in favour of the NDIS Agency remaining independent from Government as was recommended by the Productivity Commission report that formally proposed we should establish the NDIS.

As always, as soon as we hear more news on this topic, we’ll let you know.

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