|Meeting with David, Jaden, Tanya, Bonnie and Christine|
People in our community have been telling me of the need for a National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), to support families on the Southside like Tanya and David who care for their son Jaden.
The Budget delivers $1 billion in funding to kick start the NDIS. There is still a long way to go. The 2020 Summit back in 2008 raised the possibility of an NDIS. It was then taken up by the Government as one of nine proposals put forward by the community that the Government would further work on.
In 2009 the NDIS was referred to the Productivity Commission for advice. The
Productivity Commission, on 31 July 2011, recommended a scheme that ensures all Australians with a significant and ongoing disability receive long-term care and support.
The Government, on 10 August 2011, then announced that we would proceed with a scheme. Now an NDIS will help people in our community living with disability.