Can the National Disability Insurance Scheme work for mental health?

  title={Can the National Disability Insurance Scheme work for mental health?},
  author={T. M. Williams and Geoffrey P Smith},
  journal={Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry},
  pages={391 - 394}
  • T. M. Williams, Geoffrey P Smith
  • Published 2014
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry
  • In 2010, the Productivity Commission was requested by the Australian Government to undertake an inquiry into a national disability long-term care and support scheme. In its report, it recommended the introduction of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) (Productivity Commission, 2011). The impetus for the inquiry came from active lobbying by the specialist disability sector for a nationally based insurance system. The aim was to provide people and their families with greater choice… CONTINUE READING

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