Every Australian Counts needs 100,000 supporters.
Please join the campaign!
I found out about this campaign yesterday while attending a Limbs 4 Life, Amputees in Motion conference. I thought I’d make use of web power and get you all to help get the NDIS reach 100,000 supporters.
What is it?
Every Australian Counts is the campaign for the introduction of a National Disability Insurance Scheme. The NDIS will revolutionise the way people with a disability, their families and carers are supported in this country.
We need to show the government that there is widespread community support for change and that the time for action has come.
You can support the campaign, by taking action to make every Australian count.
Ten reasons why we need the NDIS
People with a disability, their families and carers want to be part of the economic and social life of the community. But there are so many barriers standing in their way.
The disability support system overall is inequitable, underfunded, fragmented and inefficient and gives people with a disability little choice, Draft Productivity Commission report into Disability Care and Support, February 2011
The system is unfair people receive different levels of support depending on how, when and where their disability was acquired.
The number of people with a disability is increasing and the number of people willing to provide unpaid care is falling. In the future this will have a big impact on an already stretched system.
The lack of support and services means many families are struggling, with high rates of physical, emotional and financial stress.
The NDIS would provide people with a disability, their families and carers with the regular care, support, therapy and equipment they need.
The NDIS would be fair, efficient and effective. It would focus on early intervention and delivering those supports which produce the best long term outcomes.
The NDIS would be individualised and person-centred. Support would be based on the choices of the person with a disability and their family.
The scheme would reframe support as investment rather than charity, helping everyone reach their full potential and be an active member of the community.
All Australians would benefit from the scheme because disability can affect anyone, anytime.SHARE