|National Disabilities Insurance Scheme|
|Written by Kate Lundy|
|Monday, 22 August 2011 14:07|
People with disability deserve the same opportunities as other Australians to participate in the community, have a job where possible and live meaningful lives.
That’s why the Federal Labor Government asked the Productivity Commission to undertake a landmark, independent inquiry into the costs, benefits and feasibility of a national long term care and support scheme for people with disability, including consideration of a national disability insurance scheme.
A national disability insurance scheme would provide individualised support and services, no matter how a person acquired their disability. It would also provide more opportunities for carers to participate fully in community life.
The Labor Government welcomed the Productivity Commission’s draft report, I would encourage members of the public to read the report into disability support, which can be viewed at http://www.pc.gov.au/projects/inquiry/disability-support
The Prime Minister, Minister for Community Services, Assistant Treasurer, Parliamentary Secretary for Disabilities and Carers released a statement on the proposed National Disabilities Insurance Scheme, I would encourage you to read it http://www.pm.gov.au/press-office/productivity-commissions-final-report-disability-care-and-supportTweet