A taskforce, appointed by the Coalition Government, met yesterday for the first time to advise the government on national disability reform.
Community Services Minister Mary Wooldridge said of the team, “The expert taskforce will examine options and assess the impact of a scheme on the Victorian community and economy, and advise the Government on the implementation of a system to provide lifetime support for people with a disability”
The taskforce is made up of people with a disability, carers, disability sector leaders and experts in finance, insurance, policy and government. It will look specifically at the recently released Productivity Commssion report on Disability Care and Support.
“I am confident that the expert taskforce we have brought together will work through the challenges of developing and implementing an NDIS and provide valuable advice to the Victorian Government to progress this important scheme.”
Read the Premier’s media release here