Skip to content

Submission to the NDIS Review

Published on September 4, 2023

Advocacy for Inclusion (AFI) has made a submission to the NDIS Review which includes a comprehensive suite of recommendations. AFI are proposing a new approach to scheme sustainability based on achieving an equilibrium between NDIS and non-NDIS investment to be reflected in funding arrangements between the Commonwealth and States/Territories.
The submission focuses on the NDIS’s policies and services, containing key elements and themes from AFI’s interactions with the NDIS across the last 10 years, canvassing a range of issues including:
• Quality of customer engagement, including Local Area Coordination
• Scheme collaboration and codesign
• The need for better information and referral
• Challenges with markets and workforce
• Planning
• ACT-specific issues
While acknowledging challenges, our submission to the Review fundamentally asserts that the scheme has been a success in giving people the ability to control their own lives and achieve basic levels of dignity.
The submission includes powerful evidence of lived experience from the lives of people with disabilities drawn from a forum, an appreciative inquiry and a series of depth interviews.