Govt forced to scrap NDIS independent assessments

'The reform was supposedly about fairness, but really it was about cost cutting,' says GP Dr James Best

The Federal Government has ditched its controversial plan to contract allied health workers to assess patients hoping to access NDIS support. 

Dr James Best
Dr James Best.

Announced last August, the proposal was meant to rein in the ballooning costs, with media reports claiming the scheme's budget would hit $60 billion a year by the end of the decade.

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