In The Media 15 June 2017

NDIS at risk due to roll-out schedule

The Productivity Commission has warned the highly ambitious roll-out schedule of the National Disability Insurance Scheme — the NDIS — is putting its success and financial sustainability at risk.

After four years of trials in every state and territory, the $22 billion scheme will become fully operational in July 2019.

In all, almost half a million people will be covered — but there are fears those with mental illnesses are being left behind, as the states and federal government squabble over whose job it is to fund them.

Paul Creedon
Manager – Community Mental Health Programs – Uniting Care Wesley Port Adelaide
Kelly Vincent
SA MLC – Dignity Party
Frank Quinlan
CEO – Mental Health Australia
Alex Mann

Source: ABC RN Radio