NDIS review provides a revitalised NDIS and a new era of disability inclusion

Australia’s largest disability service providers welcomed the release of the NDIS Review and the reforms outlined by Minister Shorten today.

The recommendations in the review are critical in ensuring that all Australians benefit from a world class and sustainable scheme.

Quotes attributable to Claire Robbs, Alliance20

“Alliance20 service providers serve the interests of people with disability, many with high and complex needs and we are very supportive about the reform measures announced today.”

“Alliance20 welcomes the approach that the implementation of the recommendations will be done in partnership with people with disability. This is so important and a non-negotiable issue that governments have recognised. Alliance20 organisations are also ready to provide our experience and expertise in the implementation process.

“We acknowledge and congratulate all Australian Governments, that through National Cabinet, have provided certainty for the NDIS and new funding for Foundational Supports and other aspects of the scheme. This cross-government commitment to people with disability and a more inclusive society at every level is a credit to our whole community.”

In addition to the new planning and access arrangements for the people we support and other participants, we recognise the need for improved regulation in the sector, better and fairer pricing and specialised navigators to assist people access the supports they need. We very much support the commitment to improving the quality and safety of services through expanded registration.

We also particularly support the reforms to housing and living and the commitment to working on new arrangements for people in ‘legacy’ group homes. Alliance20 organisations have taken a leadership role in this area and will continue to work with people with disability to provide new arrangements as they choose.

Alliance20 congratulates the Review Team and the people and organisations that made submissions and representations throughout the process. We look forward to working with all stakeholders to implement these important reforms in a manner that is led by people with disability and supported by our organisations.

Media Enquiries: Chris Chippendale 0423 025 035 Quotes: Claire Robbs, CEO Life Without Barriers, for Alliance20.