Labor is committed to ensuring that no Australian with a disability is left behind – from getting the NDIS working properly for those that need it, to coordinating support for all 4.4 million Australians living with disability.
Disability will no longer be an afterthought, and policies will be informed by evidence and co-designed with the people they impact.
Labor will ensure that people with disability have equal opportunities to access the community and gain employment. Extra advocacy support will ensure they have a voice.
The NDIS is Australia’s disability safety net – a great Labor idea like Medicare and Superannuation – that has been damaged by a decade of Liberal cuts, mismanagement and chaos.
At the same time, outcomes and opportunities for all 4.4 million Australians living with disability are lagging behind and even going backwards in important areas like employment and health due to a lack of accountability.
At every stage of the pandemic, the Morrison Government has disregarded the experience of Australians with a disability and left them and their families, carers, service providers and workers without the support they need.
An Albanese Labor Government will: