Hardly revolutionary stuff about the terms of reference under which we will be consulted, like:
- Include examination of needs in an inquiry that says it's about a needs-based scheme;
- Look at the reasons for the service system that the NDIS campaign admits as broken;
- Look at building improved quality of service and what that quality is;
- What is the disability model under which the inquiry will operate?;
- Have meaningful representation of disability interests on the Panel, leading the inquiry;
- and so on...
"Practically what disables people is barriers which our society puts in the path of people with impairment to be able to enjoy full participation."(Bill Shorten, 2009)
NDIS and the UN Convention on Rights of People With Disabilities
Surely, those framing this Convention did not intend for "active participation" to mean: " people with disabilities being consulted about questions, that are vital to their wellbeing for the next 20 years, framed for them by others, the consultancy process overseen without their real participation, and analysed by accountancy firms..."