On 28 August 2020, the Federal Government announced its response to the review of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Act 2013 conducted by former senior public servant, David Tune. The Tune Review made 29 recommendations to improve the way the NDIS operates.
Rare Voices Australia (RVA) has reviewed the information the Government released on 28 August, including its formal response. RVA has released a Position Statement addressing the Government’s response following consultation with our RVA Partner organisations via our closed Facebook group — this approach was undertaken due to the time critical nature of this issue.
RVA is in the process of writing formal letters to the Minister for the NDIS, Hon Stuart Robert MP, and the Shadow Minister for the NDIS, Hon Bill Shorten MP. These letters will address aspects of the Government’s response that RVA welcomes and areas that are concerning for the rare disease community. RVA has successfully communicated previously with both Mr Robert’s and Mr Shorten’s office regarding the NDIS and rare diseases and we look forward to continuing these ongoing discussions moving forward.