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The Way Forward – A New Disability Policy Framework For Australia 2009

Disability Investment Group; Commonwealth of Australia Country Resources disability, Disability Strategies and Plans Australia 22 September 2009 Report Accessibility, CRPD

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The DIG’s focus on the idea of investment rather than on the more traditional notion of welfare has generated some practical ideas for policy direction and development—The Way Forward—that could transform the experience of disability in Australia.

DIG members consulted with a range of individuals and organisations who offered ideas to create incentives for private investment in disability. The strong theme of these discussions was the vital need to introduce certainty and confi dence into the lives of people with disability and their families. The ability to plan for a life and a future underpins the aspirations of all Australians.

The DIG’s principal recommendation is that the Commonwealth Government, in consultation with States and Territories, should immediately commission a comprehensive feasibility study on a National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). The DIG believes that further analysis is necessary because, while a NDIS would be transformational, some of the transition and other issues associated with its introduction would be complex.

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