Six Years and Counting:

The NDIS and the Australian Disability Services System

A White Paper for the future of disability services in Australia

The NDIS has been rolling out across Australia since 2013. Now in its sixth year, much research, report writing and commentary has been undertaken in order to rectify significant issues that have arisen.

This project was established to develop a white paper, and other materials, designed to describe a way forward—one that is inclusive, comprehensive and considers the entire Australian Disability Services System not just the NDIS.

In it we argue that we need an industry plan and a local decision making framework in the context of a national governance and accountability structure in order to rectify current issues and to reset the national disability services system. 

This will help to ensure risk to people with disability is reduced in the context of the services and supports they need. 

It also offers the supporting evidence and policy documentation as separate materials in order to allow readers to undertake a deeper engagement with the issues.

Both the white paper and subsidiary documents are available via this website and we will continue to update the site as new information, reports and other materials emerge.

White Paper goals

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A realisation of better outcomes for all Australians living with disabilities.

Building a fit-for-purpose disability system in Australia.

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Increase understanding and encourage leadership to adopt the necessary changes to make a fit-for-purpose disability services system.

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