United Voice disability delegates welcomed Leader of the Opposition Bill Shorten to the United Voice office to discuss the future of the National Disability Insurance Scheme and the challenges they face in their roles.
Bill spoke of his admiration for the work disability workers do on a daily basis and how developing the NDIS has helped shape his views on the disability sector.
“Meeting you gives me a great sense of hope. You give me hope that disability can have a voice,” he said.
“It also gives me hope that unions can organise in hard areas. It also gives me hope that things that are important to the Labor Party are also important to Australians.Read more
United Voice members in the disability sector are concerned about what could happen to quality and conditions in their workplaces if the National Disability Insurance Scheme is privatised.
The NDIS is currently under investigation by the Federal Government’s Commission of Audit, which is chaired by the Head of the Business Council of Australia, Tony Sheperd.
The 'Commission of Cuts' has indicated they intend to investigate whether the NDIS can be privately operated.Read more