People with disability are waiting months to get essential equipment – such as a new wheelchair – approved.
People with disability are waiting an average of four months, just to get a plan – with many people waiting much longer. [Senate Estimates, Community Affairs, 4 April 2019]
People with disability are missing out on the services and support they need – with people using just half their first NDIS plan, on average.
Around 77,000 Australians are missing out on the NDIS, because of delays in the rollout. [NDIS 2018-19 Second Quarterly Report]
These are the real life consequences of the Abbott-Turnbull-Morrison Government’s botched rollout of the NDIS.
The Government has capped NDIA staff, starved the NDIS of money and deliberately caused delays.
The consequence is a $1.6 billion NDIS underspend – which Scott Morrison is shamefully using to prop up his flimsy budget surplus.
FRIDAY, 12 APRIL 2019