Second Newcastle NDIS forum

Premier Barry O’Farrell is using the introduction of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) as a Trojan horse to cut the choice and quality of services available to support people with a disability and their families in NSW.

In response, the PSA is holding a second forum in Newcastle on 4 December at Panthers.

The first took place on 10 October in response to growing public concern at the time about NSW Government plans for the state’s disability sector, including the mooted privatisation of ADHC disability services.

That event forced with the State Government to show its hand with an email to staff the night before from FACS Director General, Michael Coutts-Trotter which confirmed the government plan to abandon frontline disability services by 2018.