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The Federal Government and NDIA are insisting that they are not cutting costs from the NDIS – but so many of us are seeing for ourselves that the reality is very different.

People with disability are having their plans drastically cut, leaving them without the essential supports they need.

That’s why have written this open letter to our leaders in Federal Parliament – calling on them to stop the cuts, and deliver the NDIS people with disability need.

We will deliver this letter with all of your names to Parliament House ourselves.

Will you add your name to the open letter now? The more signatures we have, the more powerful it will be.

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To every political party and candidate hoping to win our votes at the federal election,

The NDIS provides necessary supports to more than half a million Australians with disability. It is something we are all proud of. 

Investing in a strong NDIS also has flow-on benefit to all Australians – in fact for every dollar spent on the NDIS, the scheme delivers $2.25 back into Australian communities.

A recent report by Per Capita shows that in 2020-21, the NDIS would have delivered at least $52.4 billion in value to the broader economy. It also shows that the NDIS provides employment for 270,000 Australians directly.

Despite all of these benefits for people with disability, the broader community and the economy, we are seeing over and over again that people are having their NDIS plans slashed – leaving them without the essential supports they need.

This is not the NDIS we fought for, and it is not the NDIS Australians deserve.

That’s why we are calling on you – our leaders in the Australian Parliament – to commit to supporting the NDIS, and getting it back on track. 

This will not only benefit the economy and communities all over Australia from now and into the future. It supports people with disability who need it most.

Yours sincerely,

[all of us]

 

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