Experts in the Not for Profit sector have voiced concerns over reports that children with disabilities could soon be catching Uber-style transport to school
It comes after The Australian reported on Monday that it had seen leaked documents detailing a proposal that could replace the specialist school bus system in Victoria and Tasmania under the guise of a more “efficient” market.
The article stated a $600,000 trial was being workshopped by the National Disability Insurance Scheme and the University of Melbourne’s Centre for Market Design, with the support of the federal and Victorian treasuries, to try to develop a “smart market” to replace a “one size fits all” bus system.
People with Disability Australia president Craig Wallace said he could understand the need for a more integrated system but he was cautious about the idea.
Source: Pro Bono Australia