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NDIS fraud is more than ‘growing pains’ – how fundamental flaws in the scheme should be addressed

By Mona Nikidehaghani, Senior Lecturer in Accounting, University of Wollongong
New estimates suggest nearly 5% of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is spent in error.

John Dardo, the integrity chief of the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA — the agency that runs the scheme), has warned around A$2 billion of the scheme’s spending was not on genuine needs, leading to the misuse of the NDIS’s $42 billion budget, including by organised crime syndicates.

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