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- Should successful athletes have to pay back the AIS 10 Jun 2009
- Let's give youth voice now for a better future 12 Oct 2008
- Organ donation it's the greatest gift of all 21 Sep 2008
- Is safe sex message falling on deaf ears 31 Aug 2008
- Grassroots funding is key to Olympic glorys 10 Aug 2008
- Easy to overlook big issue of homelessness 20 Jul 2008
- Trailblazer Natasha leaves lasting legacy 29 Jun 2008
- Heavy hitters boost our World Cup hopes 01 Jun 2008
- Youth Forum Discussion Paper 17 May 2008
- We can't take sport for granted 11 May 2008
- Women truly can do anything be anything 20 Apr 2008
- Let the Games begin with all our athletes 30 Mar 2008
- Proud past but future a challenge for women 09 Mar 2008
- Young people will be heard at highest level 17 Feb 2008
- Our nation has changed dramatically in three weeks 16 Dec 2007
- Mobile Phone Towers 23 Sep 2007
- Bradken Foundry 01 Jul 2007
- Full Fees 03 Jun 2007
- Eating Disorders 17 Dec 2006
- Iraq 27 Jul 2006
- Electoral Laws 26 Jun 2006
- Dental 08 Jan 2006
- Make Poverty History 18 Sep 2005
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02 Mar 2012 - Adelaide speaks up to support the NDIS
JENNY MACKLIN MP
Minister for Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs
Minister for Disability Reform
KATE ELLIS MP
Federal Member for Adelaide
2 March 2012
Adelaide speaks up to support the NDIS
The Minister for Disability Reform, Jenny Macklin, and Member for Adelaide, Kate Ellis, today visited scosa in Adelaide to meet with people with disability, their families and carers to discuss the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).
"Every day, organisations like scosa are working hard to help people with disability reach their potential," Ms Macklin said.
"A National Disability Insurance Scheme will support their hard work, and deliver the kind of care and support we expect for people with disability, their families and carers, here in Adelaide and right across the country.
"The Government has taken the lead in delivering this fundamental reform because we know our current system isn't delivering the kind of care and support that we all expect for people with disability."
The Australian Government has committed more than $10 million to lay the foundations for a launch of an NDIS, like a common assessment tool and national quality standards.
A further $10 million is being invested for practical projects that look at how people with disability, their carers and service providers can make the transition to an NDIS.
Ms Ellis said she was very pleased with the strong interest local people had shown in the Government's work on the scheme.
"I know that people in Adelaide strongly support this vital reform of the current disability support system," Ms Ellis said.
"The NDIS has been raised with me on many occasions in the community because local people with disability and their families want more choice and control over the support they receive.
"They want care and support based on their needs, not a cruel lottery depending on what disability they have or where they live.
"That's what we are working hard to deliver - one that gives people with a disability, their families and the people who care for them the confidence there will be a helping hand when they need it most."
scosa CEO Nicole Graham said the organisation was a strong supporter of an NDIS and would keep campaigning for a new approach to disability services.
"A National Disability Insurance Scheme would transform the way services are funded and delivered, ensuring the people that rely on this assistance are better supported and have choice and control in their own lives," Ms Graham said.
Ms Macklin said there was still plenty of work to do to build the NDIS, but work was underway.
"We are committed to this important reform because we know people with disability in Adelaide deserve a better deal.
"Labor recognised that the current system was letting people down. We are getting on with the job of building a National Disability Insurance Scheme because that's what people with disability, their families and carers need."
For more information on the NDIS and to receive regular updates visit www.ndis.gov.au
Minister Macklin Media Contact: Keely Bell 0417 297 157