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.

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

Source: ABC RN Radio