PWDA welcomes Coalition commitment to the NDIS

17 May 2013

People with Disability Australia (PWDA) welcomes the commitment by the Coalition to maintain the funding support for the NDIS (DisabilityCare) and ensure the scheme remains true to the principles of the Productivity Commission report.

“Last night in his Budget Reply Speech, we were pleased to hear Mr Abbott state that the Coalition will ensure the scheme reflects the Productivity Commission recommendations,” said PWDA President Craig Wallace.

In 2011, the Productivity Commission recommended an entitlement rights based scheme providing care and support for people with significant and permanent disability.

“This is a significant statement by Mr Abbott,” said Mr Wallace, “and we are encouraged by the promise to return the scheme to its original vision as set down by the Productivity Commission.”

“The extraordinary bipartisan support we’ve seen shown by all politicians is critical to the sustainability of this scheme,” said Mr Wallace.

MEDIA: Craig Wallace 0413 135 731
Phone: 02 9370 3100 Toll Free: 1800 422 015 Email: pwd@pwd.org.au
People with Disability Australia Incorporated (PWDA) is a national disability rights and advocacy, non-profit, non-government organisation. We have a cross-disability focus, representing the interests of people with all kinds of disability and our membership is made up of people with disability and organisations mainly constituted by people with disability.

Our vision is of a socially just, accessible and inclusive community, in which the human rights, citizenship, contribution, potential and diversity of all people with disability are respected and celebrated.