The NDIS, markets and self-regulation: If we build it will they come?

excellent commentary on the problems with public markets – which by default fails in favour of suppliers at the expense of consumers

helen dickinson

I recently was invited to speak at an event hosted by the Victorian Council of Social Services on the topic of markets and human services.  I spoke about the need for more active market management in disability services and was asked to write up the talk for Power to Persuade’s current series on Social Service Futures.   The link to the piece can be found here.

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) has been described as a once-in-a-generation reform that will benefit all Australians. The A$22 billion scheme is in the process of being progressively rolled out across most of the country.  
For many, the NDIS is an incredibly welcome scheme. For too long, Australian disability services have been underfunded, inflexible and built around the needs of the system rather than those of the individual. An OECD study found that Australians ranked lowest in terms of quality of…

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