Congratulations everyone for supporting our clients, parents, carers and families to be aware of the National Day of Action.
At all of our sites and across Australia there were morning teas and other events to ensure that together we would make the community aware of ongoing NDIS issues. David Moody, Acting CEO of the peak body who represents our sector called National Disability Services said today:
“NDS looks forward to the release of disability policies by the other major parties in sufficient time to allow NDS and our members to consider them prior to the Federal Election on 18 May” said Mr Moody.
“Disability service providers remain committed to making the Scheme work and absolutely believe it is the right reform for Australia.
“NDS’ focus as the national body for the non-government disability service providers has been to get the NDIS on track.
“We are calling on a future federal government to do this in a collaborative way, working with NDS and our members, people with disability, disability advocacy groups, state and territory governments and the National Disability Insurance Agency.
“Together we can make sure the NDIS delivers on its promise,” he said.
Things on the wish list include:
- Achieving a strong disability services sector, a policy which will require significant new funding for the sector to support its future development and growth, to meet demand for quality, innovative services; and
- Improving research and evaluation support, a policy which NDS considers must be underpinned by data in a form that enables providers to make better business decisions.