A very significant day for people with disabilities, their families, carers and the 'disability system' across Australia - the Australian Government has released the final report from the Productivity Commission's Inquiry into Disability Care and Support, and in a press event in Melbourne has announced how it will implement the recommendations to establish a National Disability Insurance Scheme.
The joint press release making the announcement from the Prime Minister, Minister for Community Services, Assistant Treasurer and parliamentary Secretary for Disabilities and Carers
The response from Every Australian Counts, the campaign that has largely been responsible for lobbying for an NDIS.
A new graphic from Every Australian Counts
The final Productivity Commission report is available to download here. The Key Points are summarised here. An Executive Summary, Plain English and Easy English editions are available online, and print editions can be purchased.
State Government responses to the announcement
How it's being reported in the media:
ABC News (TV)
ABC News (web)
People with Disability (Australia)
Federal Shadow Minister for Disabilities (Mitch Fifield)
National Disability Services
Australian Council of Trade Unions
Down Syndrome Victoria