Linda Reynolds puts compulsory NDIS assessments on pause

Linda Reynolds puts compulsory NDIS assessments on pause

The Guardian

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Move welcomed by disability groups, who view the government-contracted assessments as a way to cut access and package sizes

The new minister for the National Disability Insurance Scheme, Linda Reynolds, has signalled the government will pause controversial plans to roll out independent assessments by the middle of the year, but defended the intent of the policy.

Ahead of her first disability reform council meeting with state and territory ministers on Thursday, Reynolds stopped short of abandoning the plan altogether, noting the assessments were “globally recognised assessment tools to ensure consistency and fairness”.

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