CPActive recognises the long-standing hard work of disability advocates in opposing the NDIS independent assessments and their big win in having the proposal scrapped.
In February more than 20 organisations, led by Every Australian Counts, called on the Federal Government to abandon the plan, describing it as box-ticking exercise to cut costs.
Disability advocates have for months been warning the independent assessment process was deeply flawed, including media reports of a person living with a disability who requires a wheelchair for mobility being assessed as not needing wheelchair support.
The majority of Australians support the NDIS and its aim of placing choice and control with people living with a disability. It is vital any change to the NDIS is evidence-based, co-designed with people living with a disability and does not leave any one worse off.
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