The National Disability Insurance Scheme, or NDIS, is a new Federal funding initiative currently being rolled out across the country. It is a huge reform to how disability services will be delivered in Australia. In the words of the NDIA, people with disability are to have: “control and choice of reasonable and necessary supports to help them live an ordinary life.”
Recently as part of VMIAC’s ongoing commitment to provide support and advocacy around issues of importance to people with mental health or emotional issues. VMIAC has made a submission to The Joint Standing Committee inquiry into the provision of services under the NDIS for people with psychosocial disability related to a mental health condition. We have also made a separate submission in response to The Productivity Commissions Issues Paper on National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Costs. These two submissions we believe are reflective and encapsulate many of the key concerns being expressed by consumers across the State around the implementation and design of the NDIS.