The Morrison Government is backing Australians with disability, their families and carers.
We proudly support the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), which is transforming the lives of people with disability, their families and carers.
It is important to get it right.
We are committed to providing individual choice and control to people with disability, to create opportunity and so they can achieve their goals.
We understand that people with disability want to participate fully in the social and economic life of our community.
We recognise that such participation is good for them, good for their families and good for the nation.
If people with disability want to work, we will support them to find and keep a job.
Keeping the economy strong is vital. It is only by building a stronger economy that we can guarantee the essential services that people with disability, their families and their carers rely on and deliver them the jobs they deserve.
A re-elected Morrison Government will:
• Continue to ensure the NDIS is fully funded by building a stronger economy and keeping the budget in the black.
• Roll out new NDIS participant planning pathways – making sure people with disability have a single point of contact with the NDIS, and can choose to be on a longer NDIS plan of up to 3 years if their disability is stable.
• Expand the NDIS community connectors program to support and assist hard to reach communities – including Indigenous Australians, culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities and ageing parents of children with disability – to navigate the NDIS and get the services they or their children need.
• Introduce a new NDIS Participant Service Guarantee – setting new standards for shorter time frames for people with disability to get an NDIS plan and to have their plan reviewed, with a particular focus on children, and participants requiring specialist disability accommodation (SDA) and assistive technology.
• Commit $45 million to develop a national disability information gateway, including a website and 1800 number, to assist all people with disability and their families to locate and access services in their communities.
• Introduce a new 7 per cent employment target for people with disability across the Australian Public Service (APS) by 2025.
• Provide $2 million to support people with autism to find and keep a job, including a $1.5 million national expansion of the successful Dandelion Program in partnership with DXC Technology.