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So this is positive ... NDIS Review launched by Minister

I have been appointed with others to the independent panel guiding a year long review of the National Disability Insurance Scheme. Pleased to be asked. Happy to say yes.


Here are six of us (out of seven members) in Parliament with Minister Bill Shorten shortly after his media announcement. Left to right: Lisa Paul AO PSM (Co-Chair), Kevin Cocks AM, Kirsten Deane OAM, NDIS Minister Bill Shorten MP., Bruce Bonyhady AM (Co-Chair), Judy Brewer AO and the Scottish guy. Stephen King, the seventh panel member, was overseas.

The Minister wrote this to accompany the photo.


Today we announced an Independent Review into the NDIS – an election commitment to improve the wellbeing of Australians with disability and ensure the Scheme’s sustainability so that future generations receive the benefit of the NDIS.

The Independent Review Panel comprises of Co-Chairs Professor Bruce Bonyhady AM and Ms Lisa Paul AO PSM and Panel Members Mr Kevin Cocks AM, Ms Judy Brewer AO, Dr Stephen King, Mr Dougie Herd and Ms Kirsten Deane OAM.

The NDIS Review will work with participants, their families and carers, as well as providers and workers to put people with disability back at the centre of the NDIS.

A final report, including opportunities for reform, will be delivered by the Panel to Disability Reform Ministers by no later than the end of October next year.

Thank you to all who have helped launch the Review – I’m really looking forward to the work ahead to make the NDIS the best it can be.


Tally-ho.


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