For the last 7 years the NDIS has been changing the lives of Australians with disability. There are now more than 430,000 people across Australia benefitting from the NDIS.
For many, the NDIS has been life changing, but there is more we can do to make the NDIS simpler, faster and more flexible.
In 2020, we announced reforms to the NDIS, because the Scheme is not delivering the way it was designed to, and needs to be better. We want to:
- make sure there is fair and equitable access to the Scheme for new and existing participants
- give participants more flexible plans leading to more choice and control
- help participants to use their plan funding to increase their independence
- work with participants, their families, the disability community, governments and the NDIA on improving the NDIS.
We need to make sure participants continue to get the reasonable and necessary supports they need, while ensuring the NDIS grows in an affordable way, so it will be there for all Australians if and when they need it.
We are working hard to support the Minister for the NDIS, Senator the Hon Linda Reynolds, to continue consultation on the proposed reforms to the NDIS.
We’re committed to listening to the views of state and territory governments, participants, their families and the wider disability community.
We are taking more time to listen, so we can continue to build a clearer picture of how the reforms will work together to deliver the NDIS as it was intended, and address concerns raised to make sure the Scheme works better, now and into the future.
We all want the NDIS to be the best it can be, and we are committed to a Scheme that all Australians can rely on.