In The Media | 8 December 2016

WA National Disability Insurance Scheme: Disabled community fears being disadvantaged

A grassroots group of people with disabilities is calling for assurances they will not be worse off under a state model of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

Earlier this month, the State and Federal Governments agreed to begin final negotiations on a deal for WA to operate its own version of the NDIS.

Trials have been undertaken of both the federal version and one based on the existing WA model of disability service delivery, with localised decision making and block funding.

The State Government presented its preferred model to federal Social Services Minister Christian Porter in October, but people within the disabled community in WA are concerned it does not place them at the centre of the scheme.

Source: ABC News