The release of a scathing report into the NDIS has prompted Federal Member for Newcastle Sharon Claydon to write a letter [attached] to request that a hearing of the Parliamentary NDIS committee be held in Newcastle.
Ms Claydon said the independent report painted a picture of a system in crisis.
“This confirms everything my constituents have been telling me about an under-resourced system plagued with delays and inconsistency and gravely lacking in transparency,” Ms Claydon said.
“Many people in our community have also seen their NDIS plans slashed for no good reason. Regretfully, the situation seems to be getting worse with each passing year.”
Ms Claydon said the Liberals have ‘utterly neglected’ the NDIS in the six years they have been its custodians.
“The fact that that 1200 Australians died while waiting for an NDIS support package is damning evidence of this Government’s neglect,” Ms Claydon said.
“But in the face of the obvious and desperate need for proper resourcing, the Morrison Government instead choose to rip a further $4.6 billion out of the NDIS to prop up their ailing budget. That’s a recipe for disaster, not a remedy, and it’s time the Morrison Liberal government fixed this mess.”