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Nominations will close soon for the 2017 National Disability Awards, which recognise the tireless work of people to improve the lives of 4.3 million Australians with disability.
The appointment by the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) of a new CEO has been welcomed by the Turnbull Government
Minister for Social Services, Christian Porter and Assistant Minister for Social Services and Disability services attended the sod turning event for the new NDIA headquarters in Geelong.
Whilst we hear a lot about the National Disability Insurance Scheme, that will only support 460,000 Australians with permanent and debilitating disability. There are another 3.8 million Australians who identify as living with disability – probably someone you know. Most people may have a relative or a friend who identifies with disability and these people like us want to lead the life that they choose and we need to do more to support them.
As Assistant Minister for Social Services and Disability Services and Patron of the Friends of BUSHkids, I am honoured today to open the BUSHkids conference. The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a major reform, giving choice and control to people with disability, and our Partners in the Community, such as BUSHkids, play a key role in implementing it.
Thank you for inviting me to the opening of the National Disability Insurance Agency’s Local Area Co-Ordination office here in Toowoomba.