A review released today raises doubts about the timeline currently in place to roll out the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).
John Della Bosca, Every Australian Counts Campaign Director said: “I hope this report is not used by some commentators to argue delaying the NDIS. The scheme is already taking over seven years to rollout.
“Rolling out the NDIS is a big job, but it’s hardly sending someone to the moon and it should not take a decade to deliver.
“As damning as this report is on the on the Agency, it is nowhere near as damning as the Productivity Commission’s report on the current disability system.
“The starting point for any conversation about the NDIS has to be focussed on the real crisis. People with disability are currently denied access to participate in our community and economy. They are treated as second class citizens. The NDIS aims to address this national injustice.
“Australians want an NDIS that works. We need to take the time to get the NDIS right.”
Mr Della Bosca concluded: “We must also acknowledge that every delay in rolling out the NDIS means Australians with disability and their families will struggle without the supports they desperately need.”