Why was the NDIS introduced?
Before the NDIS was introduced, disability services in Australia was a bit of a raffle. A raffle where the funding you received depended on how, when and where you acquired your disability, as well as where you lived. Some people got enough funding, some people didn’t. It was an unfair system and left some people very vulnerable.
The Federal Government held an enquiry and came to an agreement that people with a disability deserved a fairer system, with more control over their own lives.
The NDIS was introduced in July 2013. It took a while but the rollout across the country was completed mid 2020.