Despite the Government’s promises that NDIS planning processes would be improved, reports today confirm that people are still not able to see a printed copy of their draft plan before it is approved.
This leaves people without a clear understanding of what their plan will provide, until it is too late.
As a consequence, people are forced to request formal plan reviews – with it often taking months for simple errors and omissions to be corrected.
This problem has been going on for years.
People with disability, families, advocates, providers and Labor have repeatedly called for this simple problem to be fixed.
The Government has dropped the ball on the rollout of the NDIS and they have failed to listen.
As a result, the NDIS has become a bureaucratic wrangle for too many families. This is unacceptable.
The NDIS is changing lives, but people with disability and their families need to be put back at the heart of the Scheme.
Labor established the NDIS and a Labor Government will work every day to get it back on track.