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Designing NDIS

An International Perspective on Individualised Funding Systems

Author: Simon Duffy

Australia is on the verge of one of the most important international initiatives in promoting the rights of people with disabilities. There is much to gain, but also much to lose.

This report explains why the initial design thinking behind NDIS is deeply flawed. It suggests that there is time for the designers and political leaders to rethink and create a more creative, sustainable and empowering approach.

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The publisher is The Centre for Welfare Reform.

Designing NDIS © Simon Duffy 2013.

All Rights Reserved. No part of this paper may be reproduced in any form without permission from the publisher except for the quotation of brief passages in reviews.

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Fears for NDIS

Fears for NDIS

A summary of concerns about the design of Australia's important National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

Michelle and NDIS

Michelle and NDIS

Dell Stagg describes how she rescued her daughter from an institutional service and the need to respect families in the development of Australian funding system.

The Road to NDIS

The Road to NDIS

This paper by Robbi Williams and Simon Duffy explores the English experience as a valuable source of information for the design of the NDIS in Australia.

Travelling Hopefully

Travelling Hopefully

Simon Duffy describes international best practice in self-directed support and personal budgets.

Travelling Hopefully - lessons for NDIS

Travelling Hopefully - lessons for NDIS

This talk was given to some of those leading the design of Australia's NDIS and setting out international and English experience of achievements and pitfalls.

Human Rights and Citizenship

Human Rights and Citizenship

The meaning of self-directed support, a full set of slides for South Australia and NDIS.

Pro-Innovation NDIS

Pro-Innovation NDIS

How NDIS could be developed to promote, not hinder, social innovation.