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NDIS roll out starts today

NDIS roll out starts today

NDIS roll out starts today
1 July 2016

Today, the NDIS will start to be rolled out across Australia.

This is a significant day for people with disability, their families and carers, and for all Australians.

The NDIS replaces a disability system that was unfair and inefficient with a new system that is world-leading, equitable and sustainable.

The NDIS will provide all Australians under the age of 65 with a permanent and significant disability with the reasonable and necessary supports they need to live an ordinary life.

National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) Chairman Bruce Bonyhady, said the NDIS would revolutionise disability support in Australia, transforming the lives of 460,000 Australians with disability, their families and carers over the next three years.

“This is a historic day for people with disability and the broader Australian community – today we move away from the old one-size-fits-all approach to a new approach which is based on choice and control for people with disability on a scale not seen anywhere in the world,” Mr Bonyhady said.

“For the first time, Australians will have access to a national scheme that will support people with disability, providing certainty, consistency and equity.”

NDIA Chief Executive Officer David Bowen, said the Agency was ready to deliver the life-changing reform.

“We have successfully delivered the NDIS trial around the country to 30,000 people,” Mr Bowen said.

“The trial was on time, on budget and importantly, had a participant satisfaction rating of more than 90 per cent. The NDIS has been meeting the needs of the people it was set up to support.”

The NDIS is being introduced in stages around the country over the next three years to ensure it is successful and sustainable.

For more information about the roll out of the NDIS is your area visit the Our Sites page.

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