Insurance scheme welcomed

Delia Richardson, Joshua Marocchi, Stephanie Iredell, Grace King, Frank Maltese and Kerry Allan-Zinner welcome the NDIS.
Delia Richardson, Joshua Marocchi, Stephanie Iredell, Grace King, Frank Maltese and Kerry Allan-Zinner welcome the NDIS.

The scheme � which is run by the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) and has been trialled in Midland, Penrith and the Blue Mountains, � recently celebrated its first anniversary in WA.

NDIA chairman Bruce Bonyhady said the progress report showed participant satisfaction with the scheme had been very positive.

�Ultimately, the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) will improve the lives of more than 400,000 Australians and their families,� he said.

�We owe it to every one of those people to make the NDIS the best scheme possible so it is encouraging to see very positive feedback.

�Importantly, for all Australians, the report said the NDIS is being delivered on time and within budget.�

Mr Bonyhady described the scheme as �one of the greatest social reforms�.

�As a country we should be proud of the progress,� he said.