To Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Opposition leader Anthony Albanese,
The NDIS supports more than 450,000 Australians with disability, giving them the right to build a team of support around them so that they can live their best lives.
Investing in a strong NDIS also has flow-on benefit to all Australians – in fact for every dollar spent on the NDIS, the scheme delivers $2.25 to the broader Australian economy.
A recent report by Per Capita shows that in 2020-21, the NDIS will generate $52.4 billion in value to the broader economy. It also shows that the NDIS employs 270,000 Australians directly, with a large proportion of female workers.
Despite all of these benefits for people with disability, the broader community and the economy, we are seeing over and over again that people are having their NDIS plans slashed – leaving them without the critical support they need.
This is not the NDIS we fought for, and it is not the NDIS Australians deserve.
That’s why as we begin the new year, we the undersigned are calling on you, our leaders in the Australian Parliament, to commit to delivering a strong NDIS.
This will benefit the economy, the broader community but most importantly, people with disability.