Over the next four years, the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is estimated to be one of the most expensive federal government social programs.

Disability advocated have described the NDIS as an “oasis in the desert”, due to the overdependence  on the scheme for disability support when mainstream services should be becoming more accessible.

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Produced By: Claudia Copeland

Featured In Story: Helen Dickinson, Professor of Public Service Research at the School of Business at UNSW Canberra

First aired on The Wire, Monday 31 October 2022