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.
- PM Gillard says door open on NDIS (news.smh.com.au)
- NDIS advocates slam political point-scoring (abc.net.au)
- Holdout states to ‘come on board’ for NDIS (news.theage.com.au)
- Premiers cry poor ahead of disability scheme talks (abc.net.au)
- Disability scheme snub outrages PM (smh.com.au)