In The Media 6 March 2017

The Difference Between the WA NDIS and the Real NDIS

The WA National Disability Insurance Scheme is a deeply flawed agreement imposing unnecessary financial costs on all West Australians, writes the man credited with being the father of the NDIS, Bruce Bonyhady.

For 30 years I have worked, largely as a volunteer, for decent support and respect for people with disability.

The campaign which I helped to establish and which won the support of Australians, all governments and all political parties for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) was called Every Australian Counts.

Now there is the real prospect that every Australian will count – except West Australians – because of an agreement between the Barnett government, which it signed just a few hours before going into caretaker mode, and the Commonwealth government, to adopt a “WA-delivered” version of the NDIS.

This deeply flawed agreement also imposes unnecessary financial costs on all West Australians.

Source: Pro Bono Australia