Media Release

28 October 2016

Bull: Labor’s botched NDIS rollout

Tuesday 25 October 2016

Labor’s botched NDIS rollout

Background

Reports today show the Andrews Labor Government has failed to meet deadlines that would see more than 1000 Victorians signed up to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

All state and territory governments agreed to provide data on existing clients six-months before they can be transitioned to the NDIS.

Victoria is the only state to have failed to meet these deadlines and those who missed out must now wait until next year to have their eligibility assessed.

Quotes attributable to Shadow Minister for Disability Tim Bull

More than 1000 Victorians with a disability are being locked out of the NDIS under Daniel Andrews’ botched implementation of the scheme in Victoria.

Daniel Andrews says he is committed to getting the rollout on track, but has failed to meet the most basic requirements of the NDIS rollout.

The scheme is vital to the wellbeing and quality of life of thousands of Victorians across the state, but Daniel Andrews has shown even the state’s most in need must take a number and join the line.

Rather than fighting for a union takeover of the CFA, Daniel Andrews should be fighting for support for our state’s most vulnerable.