Extra details of the NDIS ‘Fraud Fusion’ taskforce 

by | Feb 20, 2024 | Wire

New details are being released about the the Fraud Fusion Taskforce. Established in November 2022 in response to identified NDIS weaknesses, the Taskforce is developing intelligence and analytics capabilities. A key advantage of this exposure is to make criminals think twice about their activities.

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A key concern of the NDIS Review was around integrity of the scheme. NDIS Minister Bill Shorten is stressing “it’s Australians with a disability who suffer most from any fraud and exploitation in the NDIS.” Nevertheless, political analysts point out that stories of waste and stealing are undermining original broad support for the scheme. 
The NDIS review recommended that the Australian Government spend money on capability required to protect the integrity of the NDIS. 

To ensure all NDIS participants can understand the upcoming changes, the Government is developing accessible communication materials, including AUSLAN, Braille and Easy Read.