Posted on 01. May, 2014 in News

Tony Abbott’s Commission of Audit recommends delaying the introduction of the National Disability Insurance Scheme, which is headquartered in Victoria.

Mary Wooldridge has already started rolling back disability services. If the NDIS is delayed, thousands of Victorians living with a disability will get left behind.

Denis Napthine must stand up to Tony Abbott and demand that this once-in-a-generation reform isn’t put on the shelf.

Quotes attributable to Ms Mikakos:

“It’s time for Denis Napthine to put people above politics and demand the NDIS starts on time, in full and in one piece.”

“If the Liberals delay the NDIS, thousands of Victorians living with a disability will get left behind.”

“After cuts and broken promises, you just can’t trust the Liberals with our disability services.”

Key Facts

• 4,200 people with disabilities living in Victoria are on the Disability Support Register. These people are waiting to receive some level of support from the Victorian Government.

• Tony Abbott – “I offer the Government bipartisan support for a responsible and timely NDIS.” (Herald Sun, 30 April 2012)

• The Abbott Government’s Commission of Audit Report proposes delaying the full rollout by three years, which would require the agreement of each State Government to re-negotiate its bilateral agreement.

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