The Morrison Government's secret plan to cut the NDIS
The Morrison Government has been sitting on a secret plan to rewrite the NDIS law.
A leaked copy of the draft legislation proves the Morrison Government will stop at nothing to cut critical supports for people with a disability who need the NDIS.
Not only are the Liberals trying to force people living with a disability to face a panel of their mates for their so-called ‘Independent Assessments’, but they now want to radically rewind the Scheme so people have less choice and no voice.
The draft legislation from the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA), which oversees the NDIS, shows Scott Morrison and his chief vandal Stuart Robert want to:
• Remove the critical ‘reasonable and necessary’ test from the NDIS legislation, which determines the level of funding in a person’s NDIS plan;
• Introduce controversial ‘Independent Assessments’ to restrict numbers of NDIS participants;
• Dilute the power of state and territory governments, who co-fund the $22 billion scheme;
• Give the Commonwealth the discretion to decide that any support is an ‘ordinary living expense’ not to be funded by the NDIS;
• Remove or reduce the ability of NDIS decisions to be appealed and allow the NDIA to order a reassessment of anyone who appeals a decision; and
• Find ways to push people off the NDIS and onto other mainstream services.
These draft changes will have profound impacts on people with a disability and are all designed to pad the Morrison Government’s pockets at the expense of providing people with a disability with any choice or say over their own care.
You can make up your mind about the legislation for yourself below.