If the department FAHCSIA and Productivity Commission would answer the following questions, we might be a bit further down a path of clarity about why NDIS is the way it is. I have asked them of a department spokesperson who popped his head up in a discussion list, but still waiting. Here are questions you can ask:
clarify the values and view of the nature of disability underlying this study;
what the needs are that are to met;
resolve to consult genuinely from now on and in creative formats that may engage most interested people with disabilities and carers;
add into the terms of reference inquiry into all the reasons why the service system is 'dysfunctional?'
Add into the inquiry into quality of service, development and funding of strong safeguards to protect the wellbeing of people with disabilities
add into the terms of reference explicit requirements for examining the best, independent, participatory review and evaluation mechanisms for NDIS itself
clearly set out whose interests are served by NDIS, and in what way