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In October 2022 the Honourable Bill Shorten MP, Minister for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) announced an independent review of the NDIS to make it better for Australians with disabilities and to ensure that the scheme can continue to work well in the long term.
The NDIS review is examining how the NDIS is designed, how it operates and how the NDIS can be made better for both the people who use it and the people who work in the system.
The NDIS review is being led by the Independent Review Panel chaired by Professor Brice Bonyhady and Lisa Paul and is scheduled to report in October 2023.
The NSW Government's submission puts on the record the significant experience NSW agencies have in working with the NDIS and demonstrates NSW’s commitment to collaboration with all Australian governments to improve the lives of NDIS participants and address scheme sustainability over the longer term.
The submission is available here:
The Department of Communities and Justice led the development of the submission and sought additional input from various NSW agencies including: NSW Health, NSW Treasury; the Department of Premier and Cabinet; NSW Department of Education; Transport for NSW; NSW Trustee and Guardian; Department of Customer Service and Department of Regional NSW.
The report has six key themes and makes twenty-nine recommendations. The six themes are:
The report has been provided in accessible MS Word and RTF versions.
For further information please contact NSWDisabilitySecretariat@facs.nsw.gov.au
04 Sep 2023
We acknowledge Aboriginal people as the First Nations Peoples of NSW and pay our respects to Elders past, present, and future.
Informed by lessons of the past, Department of Communities and Justice is improving how we work with Aboriginal people and communities. We listen and learn from the knowledge, strength and resilience of Stolen Generations Survivors, Aboriginal Elders and Aboriginal communities.
You can access our apology to the Stolen Generations.