Something disability advocates say has been missing in discussions about the scheme is how it boosts the ability of participants — and those around them — to work and contribute to the economy.
In 2021, modelling by the Per Capita think tank showed every dollar spent on the NDIS injected $2.25 back into the economy.
“We need to see the NDIS as an investment in people’s lives. It is not a frivolous expense,” Dr Taleporos said.
2/7/23 ABC News, Nas Campanella, Evan Young and Penny Timms
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