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NDIS: brought to you by the same team that gave us “Climatechoices”


I admit that I have been playing a bit of catch up on this NDIS scheme proposed by the Gillard government. However the intellectual sticking point for me has been the inclusion of the word “insurance” in the title of the program. I have been struggling to understand just how this creation qualifies as a type of insurance. When there is no independent dedicated way of funding the laudable , in principle, scheme it surely has to be a a misnomer to call it an “insurance ” scheme. The cynic in me just sees the predictable reaction form the minions of the left  about the reluctance of Liberal state premiers to give Gillard a blank cheque is sadly typical. Of course all people of compassion want to see the disabled empowered  to live their lives with some dignity but those services and facilities have to be paid for and we all know that there is always a balance to be struck on spending for the few (no mater how deserving) or the many, especially when the total pool of money available is always  limited.

The website for this scheme is actually rather crap at explaining how this scheme is supposed to work, vague does not even come close to describing its content. Its full of nice sounding platitudes about providing care for the disabled but rather lacking in substantive detail about how such services are to be constituted, administered  or allocated. frankly the whole thing is a hollow shell full of propaganda. All I can see is more evidence of the dead hands  of the Labor spin merchants and an attempt to use the twisted and damaged bodies of the disabled as human shields in their desperate rear guard action to save the arse of this dead government walking.

Cheers Comrades






  1. deknarf says:

    Hmm! Maybe they mean insurance in the broader concept of the word rather than just an ‘insurance policy’ from a graspy little bunch of insurers who are more than happy to take your money, but very disinclined to pay out when the sh*t hits the fan. I vaguely recall a few minor issues around this when Queensland got a bit wet a while ago!! 😉

  2. Ray Dixon says:

    Yes, we all had to bail out Queensland for failing to insure its assets but when it comes to Qld putting something back in to this long overdue national support scheme for our most vulnerable people they go missing. In inaction.

    On an entirely different note, Iain, I was just wondering if you would call Wagga Wagga … Wagga?

  3. Iain Hall says:

    I’m far from happy with the concepts of insurance at present Ray, we recently got our renewal notice and two things struck me as awful firstly the premium has gone up by $250 from what we paid last year and secondly we are obliged to include “flood cover” now as we live on top of a mountain if it actually floods up here you lowlanders are in strife of biblical proportions.
    Go figure that one out!

    As for the NDIS as laudable as it seems in principle I don’t see what more it will provide that is not already delivered through other mechanisms which have been mostly provided by the states. Frankly it smacks of the Labor tendency to want to re invent the wheel all of the time. I’ll grant you that its clever politics to do this now because who would dare question giving more help to the most needy? But given this government’s generally poor record for making things work properly you would not want to be holding your breath for them to get it right.

    On Wagga well you could not think that its a step up in a fine legal career now would you? What’s the bet its a public defender job in the local court because I could not imagine our learned friend sitting as a magistrate.

  4. Ray Dixon says:

    You don’t call Wagga Wagga “Wagga”, Iain. It’s Wagga Wagga. So good they named it twice.

  5. Iain Hall says:

    Jezza is a Melbourne lad through and through so I guess that he will be in for a bit of a culture shock moving to Wagga Wagga!

  6. Ray Dixon says:

    WW is the home of the Carey family (*), Iain, so if he’s practising up there he should have plenty of clients to defend.

    (* That’s Wayne ‘I screwed my team mate’s wife in the toilet’ Carey, the former AFL champion, Iain)

  7. Richard Ryan says:

    AS the old saying goes: A standing cock, has no conscience!

  8. GD says:

    From now on it’s very easy for Gillard to announce social programs, knowing full well that she will not have to actually deliver on them. She knows she’s out the door, but seems determined to leave a stinking mess for the Libs to clean up.

    With the massive debt that Labor have racked up, for no appreciable benefit, it behoves them to lessen the blow to the electorate. Instead Labor seems intent on inflicting as much damage as possible before being kicked out on their superannuated arses.

    Meanwhile they will leave Parliament with a record-breaking debt of astounding proportions, one which will have to be paid back by our younger generation.

    The irony is that this younger generation helped vote them in… go figure.

  9. Richard Ryan says:

    GD—-I would never vote Liberal—– Amora Hotel Monday 6th. August, Tony Abbott will be there, Amora the spanish word for love—- Abbott and his love of “boat people” snigger-snigger, maybe I should go down there and create a scene, but I don’t like paying 15 dollars to see this political “joker” if you are a IPA member no pay, what the f%ck is a IPA member?, Free speech is on the menu, Andrew Bolt could be there. Come on GD come out of the blogger closet, and front up and meet your dad–Tony.

  10. GD says:

    Richard, an IPA member is someone who doesn’t want Australia to go down the tubes like Europe has. An IPA member is someone who doesn’t want Sydney taken over by Muslims who have no intention of integrating, but every intention of creating their own space in our glorious country, while taking advantage of our generous welfare system.

    People like you, Richard, who are happy and ready to hand it over to them defy belief. While you live high on the hog of Australia’s wealth and generosity, it is idiots like you that are wanting to hand our viable, successful and liveable country over to people who do not share our view of life.

    Snigger now, but remember you are the ones who support excessive Muslim immigration, you are the ones who called us ‘racist’, and you are the ones who will have to live with the actions of your pathetic left-wing moralising.

    I don’t feel sorry for you, I feel sorry for your grandkids. As they grow up in a Muslim dominated society, maybe they’ll say, ‘Grand-dad, why didn’t you say something, why didn’t you stand up for free speech, why did you sell our heritage down the drain for stupid multicultural policies.?’

    And why didn’t you stand up against the Muslim domination we now experience?

    You’ll be long in the grave, Richard, but your descendants won’t be. They’ll be living in a Muslim dominated world.

    On behalf of my descendants, I’d like to say sorry for the damage that you leftards are inflicting on Australia and the world.

  11. Richard Ryan says:

    Good- Good, I got a bite, one that jumps on to the hook—as Paul Keating would say. The British Empire was founded of slavery and theft—–just ask the original inhabitants of this continent. As the old saying goes: Nothing is permanent, except change. IPA—-to cut a long story short, is a RACIST. May Allah forgive you. Amora, Richard Ryan.

  12. Richard Ryan says:

    Speaking of Paul Keating——-the greatest leader this country has ever had, love watching replays on u-tube of Keating in Parliament giving Curly—-Downer heaps—what a scum-bag that Downer was—a good f%ck gone to waste.

  13. GD says:

    May Allah forgive you

    Richard why do you say ‘May Allah forgive you’?

    Are you Muslim, are a muslim apologist?

    Why do you hate the country you live in?

    Would you have the guts to move to a country that you seem to love?

    Or are you just a gutless, leftist wonder?

  14. Richard Ryan says:

    Got to go now——I am off to the Mosque. Shalom.

  15. Richard Ryan says:

    AND another thing, you are a typical Christian———-narrow-minded, racist,hypocrite, hideously ugly, physically repulsive, with no redeeming features, and it’s hard to see your point of view, as most people can’t get their head that far up their own arse. In short you are a self-obsessed imbecile. Shalom, your special friend, Richard Ryan.

  16. Iain Hall says:

    Ah Richard you never fail to perform as expected 🙄

  17. Richard Ryan says:

    Thanks Iain—glad to help. GD seems a little stressed today—–medication may need to be upgraded!

  18. GD says:

    Hook, line and sinker, Richard. 🙂

    btw you hate Christians but love Muslims? Good grief, bite the hand that feeds you, dickhead, you don’t realise what side your bread is buttered on…

  19. Richard Ryan says:

    AH YES! ” Religion is the opium of the people” said some-one.

  20. GD says:

    So, Richard, you still voting Green this election? Geez, talk about opium…

  21. Iain Hall says:

    Yes Richard the other Marx brother did say that but he also said that the masses should have their opium!

  22. Richard Ryan says:

    AT least the Greens had principles where David Hicks was concerned——when all the mealy mouthed right-wing, wing nuts were baying like blood-hounds for a taste of his blood. Then no wonder I was refused a visa for America—–but better not say no more.

  23. Iain Hall says:

    Principles are only of value when they are the correct principles Richard and its hard to see any principles espoused by the Greens that are worthy of any praise

  24. Richard Ryan says:

    Well they did save the Franklin River, with a little help from Bob Hawke.

  25. Iain Hall says:

    How is that one of the principles that you were praising and what does it have to do with Hicks?

  26. Richard Ryan says:

    But-but David Hicks has the last laugh.

  27. GD says:

    Good grief, Richard, you use ‘principles’ and ‘David Hicks’ in the same sentence? You know, the bloke that went to fight for the Taliban? A couple of weeks later the Taliban flew planes in the World Trade Centre buildings.

    Yep, that kid sure had principles, principles which should have put him in jail for the rest of his treasonous life.

    Keep voting Green RR, at least that way you can’t do much damage, because the Greens will never amount to anything after their disastrous foray into federal politics.


  28. Richard Ryan says:

    Q: What’s the biggest difference between the the September 11 and the Oklahoma city bombings?. A: Foreigners once again prove they can do it better. and more efficiently.

  29. Iain Hall says:

    would you care to pen a thousand words or so outlining your political philosophy? I will be happy to put it up as comic relief here at the Sandpit.

  30. Ray Dixon says:

    I wonder why the USA have (according to Richard) banned one “Richard Ryan” from getting a visa to enter their country? They monitor the Internet you know, Richard. And they’re rather paranoid about anyone making pro Sept 11 comments.

  31. Iain Hall says:

    I bet that Richard is on the “no fly” list Ray 😉

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