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AAP: Disability Ministers to meet again in July

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16/04/2021

The AAP are reporting that the new minister for the NDIS, Linda Reynolds has chaired her first meeting with state and territory counterparts this week.

Prior to the meeting, she announced a plan to halt the rollout of independent assessments until the industry had been consulted.

National Disability Services chief David Moody said the decision was a victory for common sense.

Disability advocates from South Australia and NSW met with Senator Reynolds on Friday as she embarks on more consultation, which Mr Moody says is a promising start to her tenure.

"We believe the current planning process needs change, but we don't think the current proposal for independent assessments is the way to deliver that change," he told AAP.

"We certainly don't suggest the current planning process is working as intended."

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