In The Media | 27 July 2015

Plan to remake NDIA board unsound

The National Disability Insurance Scheme is the biggest social reform since Medicare, and the Palaszczuk government is committed to a successful rollout in Queensland.

The federal government is putting all of this at risk, with their proposed changes to the board for the National Disability Insurance Agency and by withholding the states’ fair access to Medicare Levy funds.

The federal plan to replace the NDIA board with corporate high-flyers shows their lack of understanding of the disability sector. To make matters worse, the federal government did not consult with anyone about their plan – even the NDIA Board has been left in the dark.

We need people with experience and understanding within the disability sector to be overseeing the NDIS rollout and we need representation from all jurisdictions, including Queensland.

Source: Australian Financial Review