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Changes to NDIS planning, access and the way your NDIS plan is funded are all about to change with the introduction of NDIS compulsory assessments.

These tick-a-box assessments will determine who gets support from the NDIS – and how much support they get.

These assessments are the biggest change to the NDIS since the scheme began. And they are being rushed in despite the serious concerns of people with disability, their families and our community.

These assessments are the biggest change to the NDIS since the scheme began. And they are being rushed in despite the concerns of people with disability and their families and the organisations that support them.

So it’s time to let every single Federal MP know what our concerns are. And what we want them to do about it.

Just follow these simple steps

Use the form on this page to write to your local MP. Tell them why you are so concerned about the introduction of these new NDIS assessments.

  1. Add your details in the yellow form on this page.
  2. It will find your MP for you.
  3. Screenshot from the Guide to meeting your MP showing the example email text.Insert your message in the space provided – you can write your own or use the one we’ve already put together.
  4. If you use the email we’ve provided, don’t forget to add your details. Make sure you edit the text in all of the square brackets.
    It’s really important your MP hears your experiences and why it won’t work for you. 
  5. Hit send.
  6. Get ready for your meeting. If you feel nervous, don’t worry – just jot down a few notes about what you want to say so you don’t forget.
  7. Remember to download and take along our NDIS assessments explained cheat sheet so you can leave it with your MP after your meeting.
  8. And before you go, make sure you look at our handy guide to meeting your MP. It has everything you need to help the meeting go smoothly.

Good luck!

And when it is all over, don’t forget to let us know how the meeting went. We’d love to know.

Want to do more?

Call your local MP

If you don’t want to meet face to face you can also call your local MP and speak to them over the phone. You can get their phone number from the Parliament website.

We have plenty of helpful tips and tricks in our new resources below.

Email the Minister for the NDIS Linda Reynolds

And if you haven’t already done so, you can email the Minister for the NDIS and ask her to put an immediate stop to the changes.

Resources

Guide to meeting with your Member of Parliament (MP)

Five easy steps to meeting your MP

PDF – 8 pages, 2MB

Text only Word doc – 4 pages, 21kb

NDIS assessments explained

A cheat sheet about NDIS assessments.

You can leave this behind with your MP.

PDF – 6 pages, 700kb

Text only Word doc – 3 pages, 18kb

List of MPs

The Parliament website has a list of every MP with their contact details. You can download the list as a PDF or HTML.

Get your MPs details from the Parliament website

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Onwards We Go!

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Opinion 30 June 2021

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