NDIS Beware: Pink Batts Below!

6 Pages Posted: 24 Jul 2014 Last revised: 1 Sep 2014

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Eric Windholz

Monash University - Faculty of Law

Date Written: 2014


The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) will revolutionise the provision of services to persons with disabilities. Most discussion has focused on the demand side of the reform – the provision of choice and control for people with a disability. The supply side of the reform – quality assurance and provider oversight - has received comparatively little attention. Yet it is on the supply side that much of the NDIS’s risk exists. This article examines the NDIS supply side regime and draws parallels with the Commonwealth’s ill-fated home insulation (“pink batts”) program. The article concludes that it would behoove all governments and regulators involved in the NDIS to heed the “pink batt” lessons.

Keywords: NDIS, Disability, Insurance, Regulation, Federalism

JEL Classification: H11, H77, I12, I18, K32

Suggested Citation

Windholz, Eric, NDIS Beware: Pink Batts Below! (2014). (2014) 39(2) Alternative Law Journal 89, Monash University Faculty of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2013/67, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2470277

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