Linda Reynolds says NDIS is too reliant on ‘natural empathy’ of public servants

Linda Reynolds has argued the national disability insurance scheme is too reliant on individual public servants’ judgment and “their natural empathy”, as she defended the government’s controversial proposal to introduce independent assessments.

Fronting a parliamentary committee on Tuesday, the NDIS minister repeated her claim that the scheme was on an “unsustainable growth trajectory” but acknowledged some disability groups were “very angry” and felt left out of the government’s decision to overhaul the scheme.

Girl who uses wheelchair deemed to have no mobility concerns by NDIS independent assessment

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