The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) has experienced a range of high-profile implementation challenges. In this chapter, we explore these challenges through the lens of historical institutionalism, demonstrating that their source is in fact common among many reforms. We suggest that the NDIS has become a hybrid scheme, encompassing some of the original design and ideals, alongside elements of the previous system and new features which have emerged during implementation. We argue that the goal is to work with this hybridity to secure choice and control for people with disability, rather than to abandon the scheme as is sometimes suggested.
|Title of host publication
|The National Disability Insurance Scheme: An Australian Public Policy Experiment
|Mhariri Cowden & Claire McCullagh
|Place of Publication
|Published - 2021