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“I saw my parents’ pain and tears”: reflection on the NDIS

By Navjot - 30 July 2012 10

Hey guys, saw an oped this morning that made some practical sense on what the NDIS is all about, and I thought I would throw it up. Pretty from the heart stuff, written by Labor candidate for Ginninderra Glen McCrea. The same bloke who did the petition for more car parks at Calvary. Have a read.

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“I saw my parents’ pain and tears”: reflection on the NDIS
dynomatt74 10:10 am 31 Jul 12

As a parent of a child with a disability, I’m still struggling to understand what the NDIS (sorry, National Disability Insurance Scheme) will change for my daughter and for my family. The information is pretty thin on the ground. Is it because they haven’t yet decided…is it because they’re worried about the flood gates opening too soon? I actually think we do all right out of the current processes, but maybe others disagree…and maybe we shoulder a burden without realising it’s a burden.

poetix 9:47 am 31 Jul 12

2604 said :

It’s a sad comment on the state of politics in this country that governments of both persuasions can find billions of dollars in soft welfare when they need to (child-care subsidies, FTBs, school expenses rebates, etc), but very little money for addressing genuine need and misfortune, such as disability and mental illness.

Well said.

The fact that the disabled are waiting two years for a wheelchair is a disgrace. I hope this new system does things better.

2604 10:06 pm 30 Jul 12

It’s a sad comment on the state of politics in this country that governments of both persuasions can find billions of dollars in soft welfare when they need to (child-care subsidies, FTBs, school expenses rebates, etc), but very little money for addressing genuine need and misfortune, such as disability and mental illness.

goggles13 9:20 pm 30 Jul 12

M0les said :

WTF is an NDIS?

I suggest expanding every acronym the first time it’s used in an article.

what is WTF!?!

Deref 4:20 pm 30 Jul 12

DeskMonkey said :

Suggest Google for your acronym issues

Thanks for that suggestion. It stands for Network Driver Interface Specification.

Never use an abbreviation without spelling it out the first time.

Postalgeek 4:05 pm 30 Jul 12

M0les said :

WTF is an NDIS?

I suggest expanding every acronym the first time it’s used in an article.

TMFA in this town.

Jivrashia 4:02 pm 30 Jul 12

M0les said :

WTF is an NDIS?

The most topical one at present?
NSW is contributing, VIC has come around. QLD is still opting out. You know…?

DeskMonkey 3:47 pm 30 Jul 12

Suggest Google for your acronym issues – that or listten the radio / watch the news an/or read the article link.

DeskMonkey 3:46 pm 30 Jul 12

National Disabiltiy Insurance Scheme?

M0les 2:44 pm 30 Jul 12

WTF is an NDIS?

I suggest expanding every acronym the first time it’s used in an article.

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