The Turnbull Government has agreed to a secret last minute deal with the Barnett Liberal Government on a WA National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), on the eve of an election in Western Australia.
Federal Labor remains deeply concerned that people with disability and their families in WA may be left with the worst disability scheme in Australia as a result of this secret deal between the Minister for Social Services, Christian Porter and the Barnett Government.
People with disability and carers in WA have four key questions they want answered by Mr Porter:
- How will he guarantee that people with disability in WA will not be disadvantaged by being excluded from the national NDIS?
- How much extra will the WA NDIS model cost, including administrative costs and the burden of risk for cost overruns?
- Why won’t he release the evaluation done into the two NDIS trials in Western Australia?
- Does the WA model require an amendment to the NDIS Act?
People with disability and carers in WA were not consulted about this model by the Turnbull Government.
Christian Porter has left people with disability, carers and their families in the dark on the future of the NDIS in WA.
Mr Porter should have waited until after the Western Australian election in March before signing this agreement.
Labor will continue to stand up for people with disability, their carers and families in Western Australia.
WEDNESDAY, 1 FEBRUARY 2017