One test of a good government is how well it responds to the needs of people with a disability. Labor is keen to continue its record of putting the needs and aspirations of people with disabilities at the forefront of the policy debate. We are proud of Labor’s achievements in government made through our Stronger Together packages, which forged an historic investment in disability services, as well as a consultative and bipartisan approach to disability policy.
The NSW Government has an important role in ensuring that our citizens who have a disability are able to take their rightful place in our communities, and ensure that the full potential of the NDIS is realised. Labor’s plan for disability inclusion addresses the complex challenges of implementing large scale reform, and focuses the state’s role on making our society a more decent and inclusive place to live.
Labor's five-point plan includes:
1. Appoint a Minister for Disability Inclusion and establish the Office of Disability Inclusion.
2. Establish a Bipartisan Panel for Disability Employment and provide $10 million to fund new employment initiatives.
3. Commit to maintaining ongoing state based independent advocacy funding in NSW.
4. Hold a parliamentary inquiry to focus on the prevention of abuse and neglect of people with disabilities in specialised and mainstream services in NSW.
5. Reinstate TAFE support services for people with a disability cut by the NSW Coalition Government’s “Smart and Skilled” reforms.
If you want a society that includes - not excludes - add your name to support NSW Labor's five-point plan for disability inclusion.