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 agency.

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.