The RSB continues to campaign for inclusion in the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) to ensure that people who are blind or vision impaired are not left in the dark.
Concerns remain that many Australians who are blind or vision impaired will not fit into either of the current proposed federal funding schemes, and will fall through the cracks unless the needs of this significant segment of the Australian population (some 150,000 people) are recognised.
RSB Executive Director, Andrew Daly continues to head the RSB’s campaign to protect the rights and independence of people who are blind or vision impaired.
On 28 November 2012, Mr Daly spoke with radio host Peter Greco of 1197am RPH Adelaide regarding the issues surrounding the current NDIS and his campaign for inclusion.
Click here to listen to RSB Executive Director Andrew Daly speak about the NDIS (MP3 3.13MB)
Director of the Centre of Welfare Reform, Simon Duffy has written a paper regarding his opinions on the introduction of the current NDIS.
Mr Duffy believes the NDIS has the potential to become hugely influential for the rights of people with a disability in Australia. However, the current scheme has numerous flaws which are very concerning and need careful revision.
Click here to download Simon Duffy’s paper titled ‘Fears for NDIS' (Word 49KB)
If you are blind, have a vision impairment, or are a concerned member of the public, the RSB urges you to get involved and voice your concerns to members of parliament to ensure that people who are blind or vision impaired are not disadvantaged under the current NDIS.
Click here to download a letter template voicing your concerns to Senator the Hon Jan McLucas (Word 17KB)
Click here to download a letter template voicing your concerns to the Minister for Health and Aging, Mark Butler (Word 17KB)
Click here to download a letter template voicing your concerns to a Member of Parliament (Word 16KB)