As the West Australian and Commonwealth governments finalise negotiations on the agreement for the roll out of the National Disability Insurance Scheme in WA, people with disability are hungry for the detail, writes Alison Blake, director of Strategic Support.
The announcement last month that Western Australia will be administering the National Disability Insurance Scheme locally has the state government walking a tight rope between binding confidentiality requirements associated with intergovernmental agreements and a community demanding to be involved in the decision making.
The most vocal are demanding a say in the agreement while advocates seek assurances on co-design. People with disability are asking what happened to the principle of: “Nothing about us without us.”
Source: Pro Bono Australia