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People with disability oppose Abbott's attack on the NDIS Board



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JENNY MACKLIN MP 

SHADOW MINISTER FOR FAMILIES & PAYMENTS  SHADOW MINISTER FOR DISABILITY REFORM  FEDERAL MEMBER FOR JAGAJAGA  

PEOPLE WITH DISABILITY OPPOSE ABBOTT’S ATTACK ON THE NDIS BOARD

Organisations representing people with disability have this morning come out to oppose Tony Abbott’s attack on the NDIS Board.

In a statement released this morning, the Australian Federation of Disability Organisations has condemned the Abbott Government’s moves:

“The Australian Federation of Disability Organisations (AFDO), and people with disability and family organisations are extremely concerned that the proposed process and timeline to appoint a new Board will undermine the continued good governance of the NDIS.”

AFDO - MEDIA RELEASE - 4 SEPTEMBER 2015

People with Disability Australia has also come out against the move:

“We’re obviously quite concerned about reconstituting the NDIS Board without consulting with the sector”

“Every time that we talk about shaking up the governance of the NDIS or possible delays or other surprises, then people with disability and their families get quite alarmed and quite concerned that they might be about to lose some of the services that they’ve fought a very long time for.”

CRAIG WALLACE - PEOPLE WITH DISABILITY AUSTRALIA - PRO-BONO NEWS - 4 SEPTEMBER 2015

Without warning, Tony Abbott has this morning placed advertisements in the papers for new board members.

This is a direct attack on the National Disability Insurance Scheme.

It comes at a time when the Government should be focussed on delivering the NDIS for people with disability, not replacing the board with its mates from big business.

Tony Abbott should sign the agreements with the states for the full rollout of the NDIS as a matter of urgency.

People with disability have waited long enough.

FRIDAY, 4 SEPTEMBER 2015

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