It’s now out there, The Productivity Commission’s draft report on the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) click here to access the report
Here are a few dot points of interest.
- They estimate a total additional cost of around $6.3B, and are recommending a coherent national scheme where states reduce their taxes in exchange for Commonwealth funding for the scheme.
- The preferred funding would be from consolidated revenue into a â€˜National Disability Insurance Premium Fundâ€™, rather than a tax levy.
- Within the draft report it says that a commencement of an NDIS, phased in one region and with a focus on highest-priority groups (including early intervention) by January 2014 should be feasible.
The Productivity Commission welcomes written submissions on this draft report up until they 30th of April 2011
I remain convinced that disability and the need for support is only going to increase we need to get smarter now…. and stop being crisis driven, this is definitely a positive report that naturally needs support from others.