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New NDIS independent assessments slammed by disability activists

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Disability advocates fear the introduction of independent assessments in the National Disability Insurance Scheme is a cost cutting measure to reduce the number of people in the program, despite the government’s insistence the change will make the eligibility process simpler and fairer. 

As part of the federal government’s response to the Tune Review, NDIS Minister Stuart Robert said last week that new independent assessments – fully paid for by the NDIS – will be progressively rolled out from 2021. 

To read the full article, please visit the Australian Pro Bono website.



Source:
Luke Michael, 2020, Probono Australia (https://probonoaustralia.com.au)

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