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NDIS can do a better job on employment

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4/07/2018

Increasing the employment of people with disability is integral to the vision of the NDIS. It was a key reason why the Productivity Commission concluded, in its seminal 2011 report, that the economic benefits of the NDIS would outweigh the costs over time.

But the NDIS is under-performing in its support for participants to work. Only 2.1 per cent of NDIS supports for people over 25 years and 5.4 per cent of supports for people 15 to 24 years are for employment.

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