MEDIA RELEASE - National Disability Insurance Agency Board
A process has
begun to make appointments to the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA)
Board, as the current terms of Board members expire on 30 June 2016.
Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is one of the largest social policy reforms
in Australia’s history. This is an exciting time for the NDIS as we transition
to full scheme.
Board will play a key role in effectively managing this next phase, which
includes a rapid increase from 30,000 participants in the trial sites to
460,000 participants over three years, and administering a $22 billion
successful establishment of the NDIA and the scheme’s trial sites, the next
iteration of the Board requires skills from current and new members suited to
the specific challenges of the transition phase.
The NDIS Act
mandates that candidates must have skills, experience, or knowledge in at least
one of the following fields:
Board or CEO experience, such as in a large company or a significant Government
Business Enterprise, is also desirable, along with a background that includes
an understanding of disability or supporting a project or enterprise of similar
scale and complexity to the NDIS.
Current Board members have been advised that they are welcome to apply. The
next Board will be a combination of current and new members.
Disability Reform Council (DRC), which includes all state and territory
disability ministers, was consulted and agreed to the process to make
appointments to the Board. DRC Ministers’ approval is part of the Board
forward to continuing to work closely with my state and territory colleagues as
we progress the Board appointments and deliver an NDIS that stands the tests of
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