NDIS access: New Zealand

Writing for ABC News, Natasha Robinson today reports on apparent difficulties of NDIS access for children born in Australia, whose parents are New Zealand citizens.

Section 23 of the Act creates a residence requirement, but there is also a requirement that the resident is an Australian citizen, the holder of a permanent visa or is a ‘protected’ special category visa holder.

New Zealand citizens who arrived in Australia after 26 February 2001 are generally non-protected SCV holders.