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Establishes a framework for the National Disability Insurance Scheme by: setting out the objects and principles of the scheme, including people with disability being given choice and control over the care and support they receive, and giving effect to certain obligations under the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities; providing for the establishment and functions of the National Disability Insurance Scheme Launch Transition Agency, including implementing the scheme from July 2013; and providing for a review of the operation of the Act after a two-year period. The explanatory memorandum can be found here.
Disability Care and Support, Productivity Commission Inquiry Report, Volume 1 | 31 Jan 2011
Disability Care and Support, Productivity Commission Inquiry Report, Volume 2 | 31 Jan 2011
The Productivity Commission is requested to undertake an inquiry into a National
Disability Long-term Care and Support Scheme. The inquiry should assess the
costs, cost effectiveness, benefits, and feasibility of an approach which:
provides long-term essential care and support for eligible people with a severe or profound disability, on an entitlement basis and taking account the desired outcomes for each person over a lifetime
is intended to cover people with disability not acquired as part of the natural process of ageing
calculates and manages the costs of long-term care and support for people with severe and profound disability
replaces the existing system funding for the eligible population
ensures a range of support options is available, including individualised approaches
includes a coordinated package of care services which could include accommodation support, aids and equipment, respite, transport and a range of community participation and day programs available for a person's lifetime
assists the person with disability to make decisions about their support
Provides support for people to participate in employment where possible