Cockburn Gazette - - OPINION -

“The NDIS will greatly en­hance the sup­port peo­ple with dis­abil­ity need to par­tic­i­pate fully in com­mu­nity and eco­nomic life. “It’s pleas­ing that the Com­mon­wealth and State gov­ern­ments are work­ing col­lab­o­ra­tively to achieve this out­come through a joint com­mit­ment to the NDIS in WA. “It is cru­cial that both gov­ern­ments tap into the strong ex­per­tise of the lo­cal dis­abil­ity sec­tor to build a strong WA NDIS. ’’

“Like any trial there have been a few teething prob­lems but on the whole I feel the trial has op­er­ated well. “There is no doubt in my mind that the cre­ation of a Na­tional Dis­abil­ity In­sur­ance Scheme is the right way for­ward. “Peo­ple with dis­abil­ity tell me they want to see the tri­als run their course and that a proper eval­u­a­tion of both takes place at the con­clu­sion of the tri­als.

“The res­i­dents of Cock­burn I have spo­ken to who have chil­dren or rel­a­tives who are part of the NDIS trial are very pleased with its roll out so far. “There have been teething prob­lems with the roll out of trial, but over­all the re­sponse has been pos­i­tive.”

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