NDIS – A revolution in caring for people.

Lynn MacLaren NDISLynn MacLaren MLC welcomed today’s historic announcement by the Prime Minister to implement a National Disability Insurance Scheme in Australia.

“The NDIS is a landmark achievement for equity in our society. This is a day to be proud to be Australian.”

 “It’s wonderful that 10,000 people with a disability will be benefitting from an NDIS as early as the middle of next year.”

“Congratulations to the campaigners who have successfully lobbied for the resources and new system to make it easier for people to access essential care, support, therapy, equipment, early intervention and training.”

“The WA State Government recently announced they agreed to nationally consistent eligibility and assessment criteria, funding allocations, quality standards and data systems.”

“I attended some of the consultation sessions and heard the message that the scheme needed to be managed and operated as close as possible to the people accessing services.”

There is still much to be done to improve liveability across the board, including access to a range of things most of us take for granted, from transportation to cafés. I will continue to lobby for  these initiatives in transport and planning.”