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9 July 2014
The following statement may be attributed to Endeavour Foundation CEO, David Barbagallo.
Endeavour Foundation welcomes news that four staff members of the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) will begin working with the state government to help Queenslanders prepare for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).
This will help people with a disability prepare for individualised NDIS plans in 2016, gaining independence, choice and control over their support arrangements more quickly.
Queensland will also learn from issues arising interstate, smoothing the way for a faster and less complicated NDIS implementation.
But other critical issues must be urgently addressed along with this important step.
The state government must now act to improve the interface with education, health, transport and housing services for people with a disability. These are all areas where Queenslanders with a disability are currently excluded or treated unfairly.
The Queensland Government has already made some valuable advances in a holistic approach to service provision.
Including the NDIA in Queensland’s planning is a wonderful opportunity to deliver further innovation and provide lasting positive change for people with a disability.
Now all parts of the Queensland Government must take up the challenge to improve access and inclusion for people with a disability in essential public services.
Note to media – Mr Barbagallo is available for interview.
Endeavour Foundation is an independent not-for-profit organisation supporting people with a disability in Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria, with accommodation, education, training, vocational and lifestyle opportunities.
Find out more at endeavour.com.au.
National Media and Communication Manager