Julia Gillard and Tony Abbott were the best of enemies. For three years they struggled to find a subject on which they could be civil, let alone united.
But the one thing even they agreed on, in April 2012, was that Australia should introduce a National Disability Insurance Scheme.
Both Labor and the Coalition put point-scoring to one side to do the right thing — help Australians with disabilities. To help the Aussies who most need help.
It was an historic moment, but sadly — four years on — the NDIS has become bogged down in a quagmire of confusion and political posturing.
Far from improving the lives of people with disabilities, the protracted roll-out of the NDIS is causing additional and unnecessary suffering to many.
The agonisingly slow pace of agreement between state governments and Canberra over how the NDIS will work has led to a creeping paralysis of the disability care sector.
Source: The Huffington Post Australia