The Turnbull Government must provide certainty to people with disability, their families and carers in Western Australia about the future of disability services in the state.
Recent reports indicate that the Turnbull Government and the Western Australian Government have been unable to come to an agreement on the future of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).
This simply isn’t good enough.
Christian Porter must reach an agreement with the Western Australian Government as soon as possible.
People with disability, their families and carers are becoming increasingly anxious as a result of this indecision.
The uncertainty is also creating concerns for many disability organisations, many of which are not-for-profit groups.
Two trials of the NDIS are currently underway - a WA version of the scheme (WA NDIS) and the national version of the NDIS.
The state-wide roll-out of the NDIS was due to commence in Western Australia from July 2017. Both the State and Commonwealth Governments had agreed to finalise arrangements for this by October 2016.
But no agreement has been reached.
Christian Porter must release the details of the review into the two trials.
The review was supposed to inform the decision-making on the future of the rollout of disability services in Western Australia but Mr Porter has refused to release the review.
Thousands of people with disability, their families and carers in Western Australia are looking forward to the NDIS to transform their lives for the better.
Mr Porter must step up and reach an agreement on the future of the NDIS with the WA Government, urgently.
WEDNESDAY, 9 NOVEMBER 2016