The Productivity Commission (PC) is the Australian Government’s independent research and advisory body on a range of economic, social and environmental issues affecting the welfare of Australians.
The Heads of Agreement between the Australian and State and Territory Governments on the NDIS stated that the Productivity Commission would undertake a review of NDIS costs in 2017, to inform the final design of the full scheme prior to its commencement.
The Productivity Commission received submissions and held discussions with people with disability, advocacy groups, peak bodies, disability support workers and government.
DDWA contributed to this study by writing a submission on behalf of our national peak representative body Inclusion Australia (IA), and our partners from other States.
The focus of our submission was people who require complex support – this includes people who have complex support needs and people whose behaviour can be challenging. Our submission recommended a dedicated transition strategy for people who require complex support.
You can read our submission here: Inclusion Australia Submission to Productivity Commission
The link to read the Report by the Productivity Commission PDF and in Word, is located here: https://www.pc.gov.au/inquiries/completed/ndis-costs/report