August 18, 2015

Reports today the Government is considering slowing down the roll out of the National Disability Insurance Scheme will make people with disability angry and very anxious.    

Labor calls on the Government to finalise the bilateral plans with the states on the transition to full roll out of the NDIS to end the uncertainty.

Tony Abbott promised these bilateral agreements would be signed by the end of August to ensure Australians with disability across the nation can access the benefits of the scheme.

Tony Abbott promised he would deliver the NDIS in full and on time.

Any cuts or delays to the full rollout of the NDIS would see Tony Abbott break a very clear promise to 460,000 Australians with disability, their families and carers.

People with disability, their carers and families have waited their whole lives for the NDIS.

They shouldn’t have to wait any longer.

The current disability system is completely broken. The Productivity Commission described it as ‘unfair, underfunded, fragmented and inefficient.’

That is why Labor built the NDIS – to provide Australians with disability with the care and support they need over their lifetimes.

Already, more than 17,300  Australians with disability are getting the support they need because of the NDIS.

Other Australians with disability, their carers and families should not have to continue to wait.

There is no reason for a delay.

In Government Labor fully funded the NDIS.  

The recent National Disability Insurance Agency’s Quarterly Report on the Sustainability of the National Disability Insurance Scheme shows it is delivering in trial sites on time and on budget.

Labor will continue to stand up for Australians with disability, their carers and families, making sure they get the opportunities and support they need.



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