From the Every Australian Counts campaign:
An important message from Kirsten Deane from the National Disability and Carer Alliance about a forthcoming consultation on the design of the NDIS.
"The National Disability and Carer Alliance wants to hear from you. If you are a person with a disability, a family member, work with people with a disability or are a service provider we want to hear what you think. We want to hear how you want the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) to look and to work. We want to know how it should work on the ground to best meet your needs ...
... It is true to say that at the moment there is a fair degree of “consultation exhaustion”. People in the disability sector feel endlessly consulted – so it is understandable that people feel daunted or exhausted by process of having to fire up again. But from beginning of the campaign people with a disability and their families and carers have rightly argued that their lived experience must be central to the design and implementation process. This project is one mechanism to make sure that happens. The Alliance is therefore anxious to ensure that as many people as possible have the opportunity to participate. So we look forward to seeing many of you at the forums."
Read the full announcement here.