News 16 September 2015

What does the community think of the NDIS roll out plans?

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The release of the NDIS roll out plans for NSW and Victoria yesterday had everyone talking. We’ve heard from the politicians but what is the disability community saying?

The NSW and Victorian roll out plans mean that almost 60 per cent of future NDIS participants now know when the NDIS will come to them.

People With Disability President Craig Wallace said the agreements will provide much needed peace of mind for people with disability and families and urged other states to follow the lead of Victoria and NSW. Read the full PWD statement.

Australia Federation of Disability Organisation’s CEO Matthew Wright described the announcement as a “watershed moment for people with disability” and also urged other states to sign their agreements as soon as possible. Read what else AFDO had to say.

NCOSS, the Council of Social Services of NSW said the signing was welcome news:

“Now, for the roll out to successfully improve lives, we need to see appropriate supports and services put in place, staffed by a workforce with local knowledge and a commitment to choice and control for people with disability.”

And the NSW Council for Intellectual Disability described it as a “great day for social reform as we are closer to inclusion and social justice for people with disability in Australia.”

And organisations and individuals alike went to town on social media:

There was praise

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People were delighted in NSW and Victoria

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And there were reminders that the other states were now lagging behind

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