In The Media | 25 May 2016

Disability Program Review Calls for Public Input

The federal government is asking Not for Profits to provide input into the review of the National Disability Advocacy Program (NDAP) to ensure the organisation meets the needs of people with disabilities.

The NDAP funds agencies that provide advocacy services to people with disabilities.

The government said the review is part of an ongoing process of improvement ahead of the rollout of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

Assistant Minister for Disability Services Jane Prentice said that the NDAP has been largely unchanged since it was introduced in the 1980s.

“The National Disability Advocacy Program provides people with access to advocacy that promotes, protects and ensures their full and equal enjoyment of all human rights,” Prentice said.

“This review will ensure the program adapts to provide services to the best possible standard in a changing disability environment, including the introduction of the NDIS.

Source: Pro Bono Australia