PORTER CAN’T PLAY THE BLAME GAME ON NDIS PAYMENT DELAYS
August 20, 2016
The Minister for Social Services, Christian Porter can’t play the blame game with the ongoing delays to NDIS payments system.
Christian Porter must take responsibility for the problems with the MyPlace portal.
Mr Porter today publically criticised the National Disability Insurance Agency’s (NDIA) handling of the payments saga that has resulted in many disability services providers remaining unpaid and forced people with disability to cancel appointments with their providers.
Mr Porter is the Minister responsible for the NDIS. He needs to start acting like it. He must urgently get on with the job of fixing the problems with the MyPlace portal.
Labor wants to see the results of PwC review into the MyPlace portal. We believe the review’s terms of reference should be made public.
We also believe the review should examine which Department was responsible for the problems and which Minister was responsible for key decisions on the payments system. We want to know if the MyPlace portal was thoroughly tested before the national rollout of the NDIS commenced on 1 July 2016?
Labor will work cooperatively with the Government to resolve the issues with the payments system.
Labor understands the concerns and frustrations of many disability service providers, that’s why the problem must be resolved urgently.
People with disability have waited their whole lives for the NDIS. We all want to see the NDIS improve the lives of people with disability, their families and carers.
It’s vital that we all work together to make the NDIS a success.
SATURDAY, 20 AUGUST 2016