In March 2017 Disabled People’s Organisations Australia (DPO Australia) welcomed the opportunity to make a submission to the Productivity Commission inquiry into the ongoing cost and sustainability of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). The member organisations that make up DPO Australia engage in a range of meetings, reference groups, inquiries and committees convened by the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA), the Joint Standing Committee on the NDIS, various Senate Committees, government agencies as well as other stakeholders. The member organisations of DPO Australia also have strong grassroots connections to people with disability and are constantly receiving feedback, supporting people to access disability supports, undertaking the role of Disability Support Organisations (DSOs), resourcing local support networks and facilitating engagement and consultation with people with disability, including in relation to the NDIS. DPO Australia is also supporting individuals with disability to make submissions to this Issues Paper.
Our submission draws on this expertise and feedback with people with disability to provide our key comments in response to the majority of questions outlined in the Issues Paper. Member organisations of DPO Australia are also continuing to consult with people with disability on the issues relevant to the Productivity Commission review of NDIS costs, and will use this further feedback to inform our response to the next phase of the review contained in the Discussion Paper.
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