NDIS: Where to next?
The National Disability Insurance Scheme is the biggest social policy reform introduced since Medicare. Introduced in 2013, transition to the NDIS from the earlier state based disability systems is nearing completion. In this session we reflect on the progress of these reforms so far and consider future prospects. Our panel includes:
- Professor Bruce Bonyhady AM, Executive Chair and Director of Melbourne Disability Institute
- Karen Dimmock, CEO Association for Children with Disability
Thursday 25 July
12-1.30pm (light lunch to follow)
Sidney Myer Asia Centre, University of Melbourne
Room 106 (Yasuko Hiraoka Myer)
The Sidney Myer Asia Centre (Building 158) is located along Swanston Street close to Stop 1. The Yasuko Hiraoka Myer Room is located on Level 1 – entering the building from Swanston street; turn right; head to the lifts, go up to level 1. The room is on the right from the elevator bank.
RSVP and questions
All welcome at this wheelchair accessible venue. A sign language interpreter will be present. Please advise if any accessibility adjustments would help support your attendance.
Professor Bruce Bonyhady AM is the Executive Chair and Director of the Melbourne Disability Institute at the University of Melbourne. The Melbourne Disability Institute’s vision is to transform the social and economic wellbeing and health of people with disability through high quality research and translation, teaching and training.
He is one of the key architects of National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and was the Inaugural Chair of the National Disability Insurance Agency from 2103 to 2016.
He is an economist who has worked in Australia’s Treasury and globally in the funds management industry. As a Non-Executive Director, he has served on many corporate, government and not-for-profit boards. He is a former President of Philanthropy Australia.
In 2010, Professor Bonyhady became a Member of the Order of Australia for services to people with disability, their families and carers and to the community, as a contributor to a range of charitable organisations.
Karen Dimmock is the CEO of the Association for Children with Disability. For nearly 40 years, ACD has been the leading advocacy organisation for children with disability and their families in Victoria. ACD is led by and for families of children with a disability. Its vision is that children with a disability and their families enjoy the same rights and opportunities as all children. They empower families with the knowledge, skills and confidence to advocate for their child and family. Over the past few years, ACD has supported thousands of Victorian families as their children enter the NDIS. Their experience informs ACD’s advocacy and ACD is committed to making the NDIS work better for children and families.