7 December 2023

Today the NDIS Review has released its final report including 26 key recommendations.

Image: NDIS Review: Working together to deliver the NDIS front cover.

We welcome the release of the NDIS review final report and its efforts to strengthen the NDIS for people with disability.

Claire Robbs, Chief Executive of Life Without Barriers, said the implementation now must be led by people with disability.

 "The review provides 26 key recommendations and has been long awaited by people with disability, advocates, and the service sector and is built from the direct experience and insight of people with disability across the country,” Ms Robbs said.

 “The Scheme belongs to people with disability and the recommendations made today have the potential to be a real turning point."

“It is critical that as we look at the recommendations in this review, we are led by people with disability. That’s what putting people back at the centre of the NDIS looks like in action."

“Along with a number of other disability representative organisations, we fully support the proposal put forward, calling for the establishment of a Disability Reform Implementation Council." Ms Robbs said.

“I am encouraged to see the review’s findings which recognise the need to change the planning system to enable better and more flexible plans that genuinely meet individual needs. Most importantly, it outlines that NDIS plans will not arbitrarily be changed or cut.

“As one of the largest providers of Home and Living supports, Life Without Barriers is uniquely positioned to understand that nothing is more personal than where and how someone chooses to live.

“Supporting choice, particularly when it comes to housing options, is critical. For far too long, people with disability - especially people with intellectual disability have been substantially limited in where they live, how they live, and who they live with, if anyone at all.

“Life Without Barriers is actively engaged in the Australian Disability Dialogue and its efforts to bring collaboration to the table to reform housing choices for people with disability. We are very clear this is an absolute priority for us in the coming 12 months, and we will be investing substantial time and effort to ensure the scheme is simpler, fairer and more equitable.” Ms Robbs said.

Find the Life Without Barriers media release here.

Find the NDIS Review Final Report in a format that suits you, below.

Hybrid Town Hall Briefing on the NDIS Review

Hear directly from NDIS Review panel members on the blueprint to build a better disability support system and ask your questions of the panel at the Town Hall briefing on the NDIS Review.

This hybrid event will be running in person and online, featuring:

  • Review Co-chairs Professor Bruce Bonyhady AM and Ms Lisa Paul AO PSM

  • Review members Kirsten Dean and Douglas Herd

  • Closing remarks from the Hon. Bill Shorten MP Minister for the National Disability Insurance Scheme


  • Date: Thursday, 14 December

  • Time: 10am – 11:30am

  • Location: Online and at the Rydges Melbourne , 186 Exhibition Street, Melbourne, VIC.

  • To register, visit the Humanitix event page.


  • Date: Monday, 18 December

  • Time: 12pm – 1:30pm

  • Location: Online and at the Rydges Sydney Central , 28 Albion Street, Surry Hills, NSW.

  • To register, visit the Humanitix event page.

Image: Graphic with a dark blue background and an orange circle. Text: Town Hall briefing on the NDIS Review. Hear directly from NDIS Review panel members on the blueprint to build a better disability support system and ask your questions of the panel. There will be Auslan interpreters and closed captioning. Melbourne, 14th December, 10am - 11:30am AEDT. Sydney, 18th December, 12pm - 1:20pm ADET. Brisbane coming soon in 2024. In-person or online. NDIS Review - Logo.

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