PORTER MUST TAKE RESPONSIBILTY FOR PROBLEMS WITH ROLLOUT OF THE NDIS

May 04, 2017


The Minister for Social Services, Christian Porter must start taking responsibility for the problems with the rollout of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).  

Disability service providers are today demanding urgent improvements to the NDIS amidst concerns about poor-quality plans.

The quality of plans for people with disability entering the NDIS is a serious issue that needs to be addressed.

Christian Porter is the minister responsible for the National Disability Insurance Scheme – he needs to address these concerns as a matter of urgency.

The quality of the planning process for people with disability can’t be compromised as the NDIS rolls out across Australia.

People with disability and their families have waited their whole lives for the NDIS – they need to have confidence in the planning process. 

We know that Christian Porter’s botched management of the NDIS IT system in resulted in delays to the assessment of people with disability and periods in which disability service providers went unpaid.

It’s time to fix the problems with the rollout of the scheme and make sure that people with disability get the best possible NDIS.

The NDIS is currently in a crucial transition period as it rolls out across Australia over the next two and half years. More than ever the stewardship of the NDIS needs strong leadership.

Unfortunately Christian Porter is currently failing to provide that strong leadership.

Federal Labor is willing to work constructively with the Federal Government and disability organisations to help resolve the problems with the rollout of the NDIS. 

THURSDAY, 4 MAY 2017

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