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Monday, 3 December 2018
Page: 12350

Mr WALLACE (Fisher) (16:27): Today we celebrate International Day of People with Disability. The theme for this year is 'empowering persons with disabilities and ensuring inclusiveness and equality'. We're currently undergoing the greatest transition for people living with disability in Australia since Federation, in the form of the rollout of the NDIS. Although not without challenges, the NDIS is empowering people with disability all over Australia to make decisions about the support they receive and to participate more fully in all aspects of our society.

I'm determined to ensure that people with disability and their carers in my electorate are fully informed and included in the January 2019 local rollout of the NDIS. I want to help empower them make the most of this once-in-a-generation lifetime change. I therefore have held three NDIS forums in Fisher with representatives of the NDIA. These forums, including one tailored specifically for potential service providers, have given my constituents the information they need and the opportunity to ask questions. I'll be holding another of these forums in January, as the rollout gets underway, to address any emerging issues, gather feedback on the ongoing process and ensure all of my constituents remain fully engaged. I encourage anyone in Fisher who has further questions about the NDIS to contact my office and register their interest in taking part in this generational change.