CEO Update Mental Health Australia 12 March 2021

‘We’re people, not numbers’: Disability groups plea with MPs to halt new assessment model

An unprecedented alliance of disability representatives, providers and advocates are urging their elected representatives to press pause on plans which would undermine the integrity of the National Disability Insurance Scheme. Under the planned changes: all future NDIS participants must undergo an assessment with an unknown assessor rather than their health professional; they will then be given a score, and an algorithm will then determine the level of support they receive based on this score; there will be no way for participants to appeal the decision.

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Disability sector statement on the Australian Government’s planned reforms to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)

Joint statement: Australian Autism Alliance, Australian Federation of Disability Organisations, Children and Young People with Disability Australia, Disability Advocacy Network Australia, Every Australian Counts, First Peoples Disability Network, Inclusion Australia, National Ethnic Disability Australia, People with Disability Australia, Women with Disabilities Australia, Young People in Nursing Homes Alliance, Autism Aspergers Advocacy Australia (A4), Blind Citizens Australia, Brain Injury Australia, Deaf Australia, Deafblind Australia, Deafness Forum of Australia, Down Syndrome Australia, National Mental Health Consumer and Carer Forum, Physical Disability Australia.

People with disability, their families and the organisations that represent them are all worried about changes the Australian Government wants to make to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).


Joint statement: