Thousands of outstanding NDIS legal appeals to be reviewed by new taskforce, Bill Shorten says

Former disability discrimination commissioner Graeme Innes will lead independent body aimed at blitzing massive backlog of cases

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A new independent body will review thousands of outstanding national disability insurance scheme legal appeals in an attempt to “cut the bullshit” for participants and applicants, the NDIS minister, Bill Shorten, has said.

Speaking to a disability advocacy group seminar on Tuesday, Shorten said the situation was “repellent and repugnant” for people with disability, who had been forced into an “opaque” appeals process.

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