Money

Money

Back in 2013, when (then Senator) Mitch Fifield was coalition spokesperson for the NDIS, I remember asking him how he’d manage to fund the scheme. He looked me straight in the eye. “All the advice we’ve received says the scheme is affordable. We must assume that...
The politics of disability

The politics of disability

It was originally scheduled for release this month. The rumour now is that it will be taken to Cabinet and actually presented to the public in, possibly, mid-November. Your guess is as good as any other, so pick a date.  The big question is, of course, is how much...
Reforming the NDIS

Reforming the NDIS

Nic Stuart teases out the political and financial pressures driving the reforms . . . Ever since he became Opposition Leader, Anthony Albanese had a simple list of objectives. The first step was to get elected and the second was to stay in power. A desire to change...
ABC News: NDIS review with Bruce Bonyhady

ABC News: NDIS review with Bruce Bonyhady

Watch the interview In his first interview before the release of the review into the NDIS, co-chair Bruce Bonyhady has given some very strong hints about the coming changes to the program.  Bonahady told the ABC’s Laura Tingle that more work needs to be done in group...