It was a privilege to welcome Hon Bill Shorten Minister NDIS and Government Services to Townsville. The Minister came to Townsville to talk with NDIS providers in the Townsville community about the Federal Labor Government's plans to reboot the NDIS under his leadership.
This event brought together NDIS providers ranging from First Nations, Cultural and Linguistically Diverse People, community based organisations from regional, rural and remote locations in the Townsville and surrounding district.
"The National Disability Insurance Scheme is here to stay. It is not going away. But, and this is important, we do need to get it back on track," Minister Shorten said.
The Minister has commissioned an independent panel to make recommendations to reboot the agency, due by October.
In his Townsville presentations Minister Shorten outlined a six-pronged plan to overhaul the NDIA, including:
Minister Shorten said, "I don't see the scheme as shrinking, and that's not what we're trying to do but, if we focus on the outcome for the participant and rebuilding of public trust, then I think you will end up seeing the right priorities being targeted."
it was really pleasing to see the Minister speak to passionately about the NDIS creating opportunities for people living with a disability to live the their best life.
Consultant, Mentor, Speaker.