Disability services need overhaul – report | Herald Sun

THE Productivity Commission has urged the federal government drastically change the way it provides long-term care to the disabled.

The commission has been examining Australia’s disability support system since April last year and submitted its final report to the government yesterday.

“The report proposes significant change to the way disability services are provided in Australia,” Families Minister Jenny Macklin said in a statement today.

It is understood to include the implementation of a no-fault national disability insurance scheme slated to start in 2015 following a one-year trial in Victoria, Fairfax reported.

The $6.3 billion a year scheme would provide long-term care and support to anyone who acquires a significant disability – one of the key recommendations in the commission’s draft report, released in February.

 

 

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