EXTRACT from an article by Rick Morton
Australians with severe disabilities need the security and support the National Disability Insurance Scheme provides. Almost from the outset, after its hurried, incompetent establishment by the Gillard government in 2012, the agency has relied heavily on contractors and consultants to meet its goals and sort out its organisational structure. Seven years on, however, it’s time for the Morrison government to rein in some of its costs, especially the cost of consultants not engaged in providing services to the disabled.
Today, Rick Morton reveals the National Disability Insurance Agency spent more than $430 million on contractors and consultants in 2018, almost a 50 per cent increase since 2017. [Continues…]
SOURCE: Morton, Rick. “NDIA Consultants’ Gravy Train.” The Australian, Saturday 15th March 2019.
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