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NDIS reforms put on hold | Augusta-Margaret River Mail

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Plans to subject all NDIS participants to independent assessments have been put on hold amid fierce opposition and political pressure.

Ahead of a meeting with her state and territory counterparts on Thursday, new NDIS Minister Linda Reynolds confirmed she won’t make a decision on the introduction of the new regime until the results of an ongoing trial had been assessed.

A coalition of disability groups have welcomed the decision to pause the rollout of what they termed “tick-a-box-assessments”, hoping it signals the start of genuine consultation between the government and the people the $22 billion scheme exists to support.

Senator Reynolds has signaled she was open to a change in approach since taking on the role, repeatedly saying she…



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