Here’s the lowdown on plans to reboot the NDIS

Our CEO Dr Martin Laverty weighs in on Minister Bill Shorten's announcement.

May 2, 2023

In April, Federal Minister for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Bill Shorten unveiled six key areas he will focus on to ‘reboot’ the NDIS.

He announced his plan during an address to the National Press Club, which you can watch here.

Minister Shorten’s six areas for reform will include:  

  1. Increasing the size of the NDIA workforce 
  2. Moving NDIS participants to longer plans 
  3. Making sure all money is spent effectively 
  4. Reviewing supported independent living services.  
  5. Targeting fraud and misuse of NDIS funds. 
  6. Increasing community and mainstream supports  

What does this mean for NDIS participants? 

Minister Shorten has assured Australians that the NDIS is here to stay, and it will continue to support people with a disability. 

At Aruma, this means we’ll keep doing everything we can to support our customers to live the life they choose.

In the news:  

Aruma’s CEO Dr Martin Laverty shared his views on Minister Shorten’s six areas of focus in various media articles. 

This (fix) requires state and territory government-run hospitals, schools and community services to end cost-shifting to the NDIS, Dr Laverty said.  

To get the NDIS back on track, we must build support for people with disability in the nation’s health, education, and community services to allow the NDIS to focus on those who need it most.

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