Online DANA Discussion ‘Redesigning the NDIS’ Report

DANA invites you to the online Discussion of the ‘Redesigning the NDIS’ international report with co-authors Dr Simon Duffy and Dr Mark Brown, Monday 4 September 12:00PM – 1:30PM AEST. Register now!

Join DANA for an online briefing and in-depth discussion of the new international report on the NDIS Review ‘Redesigning the NDIS’ by Dr Simon Duffy, renowned global expert on disability support systems and human rights, and Dr Mark Brown, Research Fellow, Summer Foundation.

DANA Discussion ‘Redesigning the NDIS’ with Simon Duffy and Mark Brown
Mon, 4 Sep 2023 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM AEST
Online Zoom event – register via Eventbrite

The DANA commissioned report provides an international perspective on Australian progress with the NDIS. The report explains why the current design of the NDIS is unsustainable and offers a regenerative vision for its reform.

The purpose of this international review is to:

  • put the NDIS in a wider global context and compare it to other existing and emerging systems of disability support;
  • enable improvements in the development and design of the NDIS;
  • provide useful tools and evidence for the wider disability movement in order to strengthen their ability to engage in debate on these systemic issues and
  • encourage further discussions with policy-makers and the disability and advocacy community.

Commissioned by DANA as part of our contribution to the NDIS Review, the report Redesigning the NDIS was launched on 29th August in Melbourne.

Learn more about the international report and launch event: DANA presents ‘Redesigning the NDIS’ report launch

About the Authors of Redesigning the NDIS:

Dr Simon Duffy is one of the founders of the global Self-Directed Support Network and the Director of Citizen Network Research. In 2008, he was awarded the Prince Albert Medal by the Royal Society for Arts and in 2011 he received the Social Policy Association Award for Outstanding Contribution to Social Policy for his work on the personalisation of support.

10 years ago Dr Simon Duffy, after examining the initial design of the NDIS, wrote a report which predicted many of the problems that the NDIS is now facing and predicted that “the problems created by the current design are so great that it will force the Federal government to redesign the system in a matter of just a few years.” You can read the 2013 report Designing the NDIS at:


Dr Mark Brown is a Research Fellow at the Summer Foundation where he leads research projects that explore the issue of young people in aged care. He has more than 10 years’ experience as a statistician, data analyst and social researcher, with lived experience of disability. He has previously worked for the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA).