Inaugural disability insurance scheme advisory group meets
The inaugural meeting of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Advisory Group has been held, opened by the Parliamentary Secretary for Disabilities and Carers, Senator Jan McLucas.
The group will assist the government in developing the NDIS by providing advice on progress with the foundation reforms required to improve the system of care.
“The Advisory Group will be important partners in our work with governments, the disability sector and the broader community as we work towards improving the system of care and support for Australians with disability and their carers,” Senator McLucas said.
The Advisory Group will work closely with all governments to deliver foundation reforms in preparation for a National Disability Insurance Scheme. It will also conduct consultations with the disability sector and a series of community consultations around the country. The Group will be supported by expert working groups to provide advice on specific elements of reform.
More information on the National Disability Insurance Scheme is available at www.fahcsia.gov.au.