LIVED EXPERIENCE OF DISABILITY VITAL FOR NDIS BOARD

January 09, 2017


The Chair of the NDIS Board, Bruce Bonyhady deserves to be re-appointed for another term by the Minister for Social Services, Christian Porter.

However, Mr Porter appears set to remove Bruce Bonyhady during the summer holidays as part of a plan to corporatise the board of the NDIS.

 

The Chair of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) must be someone with a lived experience of disability.

 

The NDIS Board needs people with a deep understanding of the disability sector, it needs people with a lived experience of disability and that’s what people with disability want too.

More than thirty representative organisations of people with disability, disability advocacy organisations and disability peak bodies are calling for strong representation of people with disability on the NDIS Board.

The NDIS is currently in an important transition period as it rolls out across Australia over the next three years.

The NDIS needs stability and strong leadership.

Bruce Bonyhady is the father of the NDIS – he is widely respected in the disability community.

Mr Bonyhady’s outstanding leadership of the NDIS since 2013 deserves to be acknowledged. 

Christian Porter has not made any argument for why Mr Bonyhady should be replaced as Chair of the Board. 

Mr Bonyhady deserves to be re-appointed, and above all the NDIS needs people with a lived experience of disability

  

WEDNESDAY, 21 DECEMBER 2016

 

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