While the pandemic has devastated lives and economies, it has also highlighted many under-appreciated workers – and this is particularly true of our disability workforce.
The Morrison government has attempted to privatise the assessment eligibility process for NDIS funding, with plans to appoint its own health professionals, instead of maintaining the current process whereby an individual’s own medical specialists undertake their assessments.
With a federal election on the horizon, now is the time to hold all parties accountable when it comes to appropriately funding the NDIS. Funding should not just be increased to cover the cost of the service; it should enable every Australian to live their best life.
AEU disability network meetings have recommenced. More information here – join us whenever you can.