Carers Australia have been announced as a member of the Eligibility and Assessment Group, one of three groups established by the Federal Government to help inform the design of a National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).
The Hon Jenny Macklin MP, Minister for Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FaHCSIA) announced the establishment of the three groups this morning at The Woden School in Canberra for children with a disability, and was joined by Federal Member for Fraser, Andrew Leigh MP, and Carers Australia CEO Ara Cresswell.
The three groups will all work under the NDIS Advisory Group and will each address a different aspect in the design of an NDIS: a National Approach to Control and Choice, Eligibility and Assessment, and Quality Safeguards and Standards.
The groups are comprised of expert representatives from a range of organisations in the healthcare field, including people with a disability, carers, advocates and service providers, all of whom are committed to seeing this landmark reform implemented as soon as possible.
This important work will be undertaken by the new expert groups over the coming months.