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Thursday, 3 May 2012

The NDIS is worth the investment – here’s why

Elizabeth Manning's analysis and commentary on the National Disability Insurance Scheme is published by The Conversation today.

Ms Manning is a lecturer in economics at Deakin University in Victoria, and the mother of a daughter with cerebral palsy.  Her conclusion to this article:

Under the NDIS, the cost burden faced by individuals living with a disability and their families could be spread thinly across the entire population. Everyone would then effectively be insured against some of the financial burden of unexpectedly acquiring a significant disability.

I hope next week’s budget delivers for families like mine who are counting on a properly funded and well-structured NDIS.

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