The National Disability Agreement currently contains the agreed outcomes, aims, reform priorities and delineated responsibilities of Australian governments in relation to specialist disability service provision. However, the introduction of the National Disability Insurance Scheme in 2009 has seen transformational change in the disability service system.
The NDIS has fundamentally altered how disability services are provided in Australia. Commonwealth, State and Territory roles have changed to incorporate individualised funding and a market approach to the provision of specialist disability services. The role of the States and Territories in workforce development, quality assurance, direct service delivery and policy making is markedly different in the NDIS environment.
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