At the same time, the report of the Productivity Commission into disability care and support, which made the recommendation for the establishment of such a scheme, was released to the public.
Like other milestones in achieving rights and equity for people with disability, such as the Disability Services Act of 1986, reforming the disability service system will require politicians of all persuasions to come on board. And there appears to be a good chance that will happen. But the new system will not be fully operational for another seven years. Will it be worth the wait? What will the NDIS offer people with disability, and families and carers?