The Honourable Jane Prentice MP visits MDAA
On Thursday 27 July 2017, The Honorable Jane Prentice MP paid a visit to Multicultural Disability Advocacy Association (MDAA). Jane Prentice is Assistant Minister for Social Sciences and Disability Services. Minister Prentice was greeted by MDAA executive Director, members of Governance Committee, workers and volunteers.
She praised the NDIS for being based on the individual plans for people with disability instead of a tailor-made package for all which will not suit them and emphasised the importance of face to face meetings between NDIS applicants and NDIS planners. She spoke about the significance of MDAA’s NDIS Pre-planning and Appeals programs for people with disability, particularly from CALD/NESB. Minister Prentice noted that some NDIS providers have been de-registered due to ineffective service provided to NDIS participants. She is actively lobbying with other senior offices for efficient funding of social and disability services.