Productivity Commission Study Report: NDIS Costs

This study is a review of NDIS costs. It looks at the sustainability of scheme costs in light of the benefits and impacts of the scheme on the lives of people with disability, and Australians more generally. The study will help inform the final design of the scheme. The report states that ” In the transition phase, the NDIA has focused too much on quantity (meeting participant intake estimates) and not enough on quality (planning processes), supporting infrastructure and market development. For the scheme to achieve its objectives, the NDIA must find a better balance between participant intake, the quality of plans, participant outcomes, and financial sustainability.” “ Most regions require between a 50 per cent and 150 per cent increase in the workforce, regardless of the current number of employees. Some regions require very high growth from a low base.” Download a full copy of the report here.