Media release, 19 April 2022: The Every Australian Counts campaign has today called on the Morrison Government to explain its plans for the future of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), following the welcome release of NDIS policies from Labor and the Greens.
The Morrison Government today released their plan to support Australians with disability, including renewed commitment to rolling out the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and initiatives to increase the employment of people with disability.
“If I could sit in the room with the disability ministers today, I have one message for them. We need to know it’s coming, we need to know when it’s coming so we can plan. We need you to see it through.”
Every Australian Counts supporters reacted angrily today to media reports that the federal government may take a recommendation to COAG that will delay and apply funding caps to participants in the National Disability Insurance Scheme.
A review released today raises doubts about the timeline currently in place to roll out the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).
John Della Bosca, Every Australian Counts Campaign Director said: “I hope this report is not used by some commentators to argue delaying the NDIS. The scheme is already taking over seven years to rollout.
The Every Australian Counts campaign for the NDIS welcomes the statement from Minister Fifield this afternoon that: “The Coalition is committed to delivering the National Disability Insurance Scheme in full.”
John Della Bosca, Every Australian Counts Campaign Director, said: “We can all assume that every Australian expects the NDIS to run efficiently and at the lowest cost to taxpayers. Every Australian also expects our parliament to deliver the NDIS in full as promised.