NDIS: First annual report 2013 – 2014

The first annual report of the NDIA, addressing the operations of the National Disability Insurance Scheme, was tabled in Parliament yesterday 29 October 2014.

The following points are extracted from a summary on the NDIS website:

  • The NDIS operated in four trial sites in 2013–14: the Hunter in New South Wales, the Barwon region in Victoria, Tasmania and South Australia.
  • $130.9 million of support was provided to 7316 participants — which is within the funding envelope of $148.8 million.
  • Average annualised package costs were $34,600 at the end of June 2014, or $38,200 including the Stockton large residence — in line with the $35,000 average estimated by the Productivity Commission.
  • At the close of the financial year, there were approximately 1350 NDIS registered service providers across the four trial sites.
  • The NDIA employed 516 staff across the four trial sites and National Office.

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