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A 'no-fault' cerebral palsy pension scheme would benefit all Australians

MacLennan Alastair, H.,

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The Australian Federal Productivity Commission proposed several new schemes to better support those with major disability. The National Injury Insurance Scheme (NIIS), will provide ‘no-fault ‘support for those following an accident or ‘medical injury’. While this brings quicker and more equitable benefits to CP families, the scheme labels CP as a ‘medical accident’ and infers preventability. This article seeks to explore a true‘no-fault’ cerebral palsy pension scheme.

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Journal/Publication : Australian & New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology

Location : Australasia

Domain/s: Sector development and sustainability

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