Labor welcomes the further roll out of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) in the Nepean Blue Mountains area of Western Sydney that will see around 2000 children with disability and their families brought into the scheme.
Many Australians have waited their whole lives for the NDIS.
We know people with disability, their carers and families would be encouraged by the further roll out in New South Wales.
Labor created the NDIS, a transformative scheme that will provide people with disability the support and care they have waited so long for.
Lessons from the Hunter area trial will need to be carefully considered and inform the expansion of the scheme.
Careful planning is needed so people with disability in the Nepean Blue Mountains area of Western Sydney have time to get ready and consider their needs and goals before they engage with the NDIS.
It is also important to ensure disability service providers are ready and able to support the NDIS.
In Government, Labor fully funded the NDIS into the future.
New South Wales was the first state to sign up to Labor’s NDIS.
Labor will continue to stand up for Australians with disability, their carers and families.
WEDNESDAY, 20 MAY 2015