NDIS ‘ON TRACK’ BUT PORTER MUST GET ROLLOUT RIGHT
June 14, 2017
Labor welcomes the release of the Productivity Commission’s position paper on the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).
The Productivity Commission has found that the NDIS is ‘broadly on track’ and if implemented well, will substantially improve the wellbeing of people with disability.
Labor shares the Productivity Commission’s concerns about problems with the planning process including the quality of the plans, rushed planning conversations and the need for more specialised training for planners.
Labor has consistently expressed concerns about problems with the rollout of the scheme including problems with the IT system and the need to stop over the phone planning.
There is a clear need to continuously improve the processes of the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) to ensure the quality of the planning process.
Federal Labor does not believe that a delay in the current rollout of the scheme is the right approach.
People with disability have been waiting their whole lives for the NDIS – they shouldn’t be asked to wait any longer.
Labor is fully committed to the rollout of the NDIS. Labor created the NDIS.
We know how important the NDIS is to improving the lives of people with disability.
We look forward to seeing the recommendations of the Productivity Commission’s final report when it is released in September.
WEDNESDAY, 14 JUNE 2017