ACT Minister for Community Services Joy Burch today announced the membership of the National Disability Insurance Scheme Expert Panel, which will guide the launch of the landmark disability funding program in the ACT.
Ms Burch said the Expert Panel included representatives from the community sector, and will be co-chaired by disability advocate Sue Salthouse and Community Services Director General Natalie Howson.
lt will provide oversight and will represent the interests of people with disability, families and carers, as well as disability service providers in the ACT.”
In principle it’s a no-brainer. Given the low risks of a family member becoming permanently disabled, but the gargantuan ongoing impacts as a society we’re better off all paying a bit more tax and having the government fund those in need.
We can only hope the often vexed implementation is done well.