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Investment and support needed to deliver an effective NDIS

The Australian Greens have called on the Federal Government to provide the investments and support needed to fully deliver the NDIS.

"Any substantial reform package takes time to be fully and effectively implemented, and the Government needs to stay on course to ensure the NDIS is delivered as intended," Senator Rachel Siewert, Australian Greens spokesperson on disability issues said today.

"The Federal Government needs to ensure the appropriate resources and investments are made available to address concerns with the NDIS, so that the scheme can reach its potential.

"A commitment to funding and investment for the NDIS is needed to avoid uncertainty amongst the Australian community, especially at a time when the Government is in the middle of its secretive Commission of Audit process.

"An effective NDIS is sound economic policy, which, in addition to providing choice and control for people with disability, will improve Australia's productivity and workforce participation. NDIS chairman Bruce Bonyhady has estimated that around 1% will be added to Australia's GDP as a result of the scheme.

"I encourage the Government not to make decisions that compromise the performance of the NDIS and instead continue the cross-party commitment this scheme needs," Senator Siewert concluded.


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