Liberals must provide certainty on NDIS
10 Nov 2016
MATT KEOGH MP
MEMBER FOR BURT
The Turnbull and Barnett governments must provide certainty to people with disability, their families and carers in Armadale and across Burt about the future of disability services.
Recent reports indicate that the Turnbull Government and the Barnett Government have been unable to come to an agreement on the future of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).
Armadale is participating in a trial of the WA version of the NDIS, as part of the agreement between the WA Government and the Commonwealth Government to trial both the Federal NDIS model and the WA model before a decision is made on which to roll out across the state.
Meanwhile, the rest of Burt is still waiting on an agreement to be reached before the NDIS can roll out.
The agreement was supposed to be reached last month, but no progress has been made.
This simply isn’t good enough.
Social Services Minister Christian Porter must release the details of the reviews of trials that have been underway in WA for more than a year, and allow people with disability and local disability services to have a proper say on their future.
Then Minister Porter must reach an agreement with the Barnett Government as soon as possible.
People with disability, their families and carers are becoming increasingly anxious as a result of this indecision.
The uncertainty is also creating concerns for many disability organisations, many of which are not-for-profit groups.
Minister Porter and WA Disability Services Minister Donna Faragher are letting the people of Burt down with their lack of transparency and indecision – they need to step up, for the good of all Western Australians.
Once again, WA’s Federal Liberals MPs are letting WA down.