The National Disability Insurance Scheme

An Australian Public Policy Experiment

Editors: Cowden, Mhairi, McCullagh, Claire (Eds.)

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  • Analyzes Australia's National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and the theoretical principles which underpin it
  • Examines traditional notions of paternalism in public policy
  • Identifies key insights for moral philosophy, public policy and social service scholars and practitioners
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The National Disability Insurance Scheme (known commonly as the NDIS) was introduced as a radical new way of funding disability services in Australia. It is a rare moment in politics and policy making that an idea as revolutionary, ambitious and expensive as the NDIS makes it into its implementation phase. Not surprising, then, that the NDIS has been described by many as the biggest social shift in Australia since Medicare. 
This book will be a key text for scholars and public policy professionals wishing to understand the NDIS, how it was designed, and lessons learned through its introduction and roll-out. The book addresses how the NDIS has intersected with particular cohorts and sectors, and some of the challenges that have arisen. It highlights the experiences of people with disability through a collection of personal stories from participants and families in the NDIS. 
The key insights from this large scale public policy experiment are relevant for anyone interested in social change in Australia, or internationally. 

About the authors

Mhairi Cowden is a public policy professional and researcher. She has worked for the Department of the Premier and Cabinet in Western Australia advising on community services including the NDIS. Her previous publications include ‘Children’s Rights: From Philosophy to Public Policy’. She holds a PhD from the Australian National University. 
Claire McCullagh is currently a Director at Nous Group, Australia. She is a consultant and public policy professional. She has previously held senior policy positions within the Western Australian Government, including the Department of the Premier and Cabinet, the Mental Health Commission and the Disability Services Commission. She holds a Master of Public Policy from the University of Oxford.

Table of contents (21 chapters)

Table of contents (21 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The National Disability Insurance Scheme
Book Subtitle
An Australian Public Policy Experiment
Editors
  • Mhairi Cowden
  • Claire McCullagh
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-16-2244-1
DOI
10.1007/978-981-16-2244-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-16-2243-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIII, 451
Number of Illustrations
2 b/w illustrations, 4 illustrations in colour
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