Australia's National Disability Insurance Scheme: Providing for Individual Autonomy, Dignity or Not?

Posted: 10 Mar 2016

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Paul Harpur

University of Queensland - T.C. Beirne School of Law

Date Written: February 15, 2016

Abstract

The National Disability Insurance Act 2013 (Cth) introduced a scheme that will transform how state and federal disability services are provided across Australia. With the NDIS commencing in July 2016, it is timely to consider whether the scheme will achieve its objectives, inter alia, of giving effect to Australia's obligations under the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities or not. Will the enhancement in individual autonomy and respect for dignity result in improvements on the ground or wind up as a cost cutting exercise?

Suggested Citation

Harpur, Paul David, Australia's National Disability Insurance Scheme: Providing for Individual Autonomy, Dignity or Not? (February 15, 2016). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2744357

Paul David Harpur (Contact Author)

University of Queensland - T.C. Beirne School of Law ( email )

Brisbane, Queensland 4072
Australia

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