NDIS independent assessments have been scrapped
by the government.
Members have reported that the NDIA sold independent assessments to
staff as a solution to many of the issues plaguing the agency - but
after this weekend they are now left wondering, what next?
While there might be wide ranging opinions on independent assessments, there is one thing
just about all our members agree on: the current way of doing things is
unsustainable and something has to change.
Over the coming weeks and months, your union reps will reach out to members
asking you - the subject matter experts - about what you believe would make
the NDIS the best it can be.
NDIA members have highlighted that while the number of participants relying on
the NDIS has grown, ongoing secure jobs have not.
The architects of the NDIS envisioned an agency with 10,000 staff helping
the most vulnerable members of our community. And nearly a decade down the
track, the agency is nowhere near the mark.
Union members have highlighted the need for more staff to do justice by
participants and now is the best time to start looking at how to improve
the scheme as a whole.
Our members have also made it clear that for the NDIA to do justice by participants in the community, it must also do justice by participants who
work for the NDIA – through reasonable adjustments, assistive technologies,
recruitment practices, and genuine representation at all levels of the
What you do matters, is extremely important and no one can deny the amazing
things you do for our community.
This is why your union believes our members are best placed to help the
agency to live up to its objectives and make the NDIS the best it can be.