NDIS changes ‘offensive’ says NSW Liberal Senator Hollie Hughes | The Canberra Times | Canberra, ACT

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A Liberal senator has blasted the government’s proposed new assessment system for National Disability Insurance Scheme participants as "dehumanising" and "offensive" and said she wouldn’t want her autistic child to be subjected to one. NSW Senator Hollie Hughes has not ruled out voting against her government when legislation to mandate independent assessments is brought to parliament, declaring she’s a "mum first, a senator second". Her intervention came as Australia’s disability discrimination commissioner labelled the proposed assessment system as "unsatisfactory" after he participated in a trial. NDIS [...]

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