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Elevating Indigenous voices in the NDIS

The National Disability Insurance Agency is working to elevate the voices and experiences of Indigenous NDIS participants through a dedicated First Nations Strategy.

The NDIS is talking to service providers, First Nations communities, participants and people with disabilities to ensure the strategy is culturally appropriate and supports self-determination.

The NDIA has worked with advocacy body the First Peoples Disability Network to establish a First Nations Advisory Council, which met in June. The council is co-designing the strategy, due for completion this year, while working to improve the NDIS for Indigenous participants in the short-term.

The number of Indigenous Australians in the scheme rose 18 per cent from 34,378 to 40,842 in the 12 months to September last year.

Flourish Australia is committed to amplifying the voices and experiences of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with a disability. 

It is important to listen to community experiences, particularly in regional and rural parts of the country, to ensure the NDIS works for and empowers First Nations people.

You can read more about the NDIA’s First Nations Strategy here:

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