Social services reform: NDIS

Social services reform: NDIS

Nov 5
The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is heralded by both sides and all levels of government as the biggest reform in Australia since Medicare or compulsory superannuation or the GST.


Professor Bruce Bonyhady AM, Chairman, National Disability Insurance Agency
Liz Forsyth, Deputy Chair and Sector Lead, Health, Ageing and Human Services, KPMG
Linda Apelt, Chief Executive Officer, Montrose Access

Event overview

In Queensland alone the NDIS is expected to create 13,000 new jobs. With billions of dollars committed and a social services sector redefined, it is an ambitious reform. It will transform how social services are provided in Australia, the lives of those living with a disability, their families and carers.

CEDA is pleased to welcome to Brisbane the acknowledged leader and thinker behind the NDIS Bruce Bonyhady AM. With the implementation of NDIS in Queensland approaching, we take the opportunity to discuss:

  • The growing business of social service in Queensland and nationally;
  • How major reform is led and the roll out; 
  • What capability and capacity the social services sector has and requires into the future.

Join CEDA’s senior cross sector cross profession audience to hear from an Australian policy innovator and leader, progress issues raised in CEDA’s Addressing entrenched disadvantage report; and be up to speed on the big change coming.

Meet the speakers

Professor Bruce Bonyhady AM
Chairman, National Disability Insurance Agency

Bruce Bonyhady has served an economist and econometrician in the private sector and in Treasury and worked as Managing Director of ANZ Investments and Executive Vice President at BT Funds Management. In addition to heading the NDIA he is now Chairman of Acadian Asset Management Australia.

Liz Forsyth
Deputy Chair and Sector Lead, Health, Ageing and Human Services, KPMG

Before KPMG, Liz Forsyth worked as senior executive in commonwealth and state governments. Her first job was as a social worker. She has continued working on solutions for complex policy and service problems including as an advisor to the United Nations and the World Bank on ending violence against women.

Meet the moderator

Linda Apelt
Chief Executive Officer, Montrose Access

Linda Apelt was a Director-General in Queensland government for 14 years.  She is an Adjunct Professor at UQ and has served on the boards of QSuper; Australian Institute of Health and Welfare; and the Crèche and Kindergarten Association Limited.

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