Government shelves plan for independent NDIS assessments

Federal Member for Dobell, Emma McBride

Assistant Shadow Minister for Mental Health and Carers and Member for Dobell, Emma McBride, says NDIS participants on the Coast can breathe a sigh of relief with the Federal Government shelving plans to introduce independent assessments.

But she remains concerned the issue could arise again in the future.

“This is a huge win for people living with a disability on the Central Coast,” she said.

“Under the plan (which was under consideration) 500,000 Australians living with a permanent disability would’ve been forced into an assessment with a stranger so the Government could cut costs,” McBride said.

“The National Disability Insurance Scheme was built to protect people living with a disability and independent assessments would only hurt them.”

McBride said she was concerned about Minister for the NDIS Linda Reynolds’ choice of words when she described the plans as being shelved and not thrown out altogether.

“The NDIS is critical in our region,” she said.

“Over 350 people have contacted me about the NDIS and (there was a big surge in) inquiries from locals deeply concerned about independent assessment.

“The NDIS was designed so Australians living with a disability could have choice and control this must be protected for the future.”

Media release, Jul 13
Member for Dobell, Emma McBride

3 Comments on "Government shelves plan for independent NDIS assessments"

  1. Ellen Christie | July 26, 2021 at 2:46 pm |

    Pls do not allow the central coast tradies back to work while the coast has covid19 cases floating around and it will spread, look at the list of places that are now hot spots or will be. I will die if I get covid19 and it wont take long, pls pls ensure these cases are stopped from spreading covid19 further along the coast!

  2. Anton Hutchinson | July 28, 2021 at 7:29 am |

    Independent assessment must be on the agenda, the system is being abused from every angle. Why such a fuss to not see a health expert for assessment? Rorting is why! If you are genuine then there is no risk.

  3. David Miller | July 28, 2021 at 9:12 pm |

    Who would take any notice of Linda Reynolds, after her dealings with her workers.

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