20 January 2017
Media Release - #2017001, 2017

Review of the National Disability Insurance Scheme costs

Joint media release with
The Hon. Christian Porter MP
Minister for Social Services

The Government has announced a Productivity Commission review into the National Disability Insurance Scheme costs consistent with the Heads of Agreements with the states and territories and the Commonwealth.

This review is intended to inform the final design of the full scheme, prior to its commencement, by focussing on updating initial cost projections estimated by the Productivity Commission and by providing advice on longer term projections and overall sustainability issues.

The Productivity Commission is due to report to Government within eight months of receipt of the terms of reference.

Public consultation will be undertaken as part of the study and the Government encourages all interested parties to participate. Further information and the terms of reference are available on the Commission's website.