Nicole Martinovic

Which of the following statements best describes you?

I’m a parent / guardian or other family member of a person with disability.

Question 1:
During the first stage of consultations we heard that the vision and the six outcome areas under the current Strategy are still the right ones. Do you have any comments on the vision and outcome areas being proposed for the new Strategy?

This vision sounds wonderful. Currently the NDIS only supports those under the age of 65. It should be all ages.

Question 2:
What do you think about the guiding principles proposed here?

There definitely needs to be more support for carers including financial.

Question 3:
What is your view on the proposal for the new Strategy to have a stronger emphasis on improving community attitudes across all outcome areas?

Absolutely agree with what they have said about access and attitudes for the disabled. It has been a huge eye opener to see how poor access is for wheelchairs in so many places.

Question 4:
How do you think that clearly outlining what each government is responsible for could make it easier for people with disability to access the supports and services they need?

It might make it clearer for those seeking assistance. It has been a minefield for us to find out what help is available to me as a carer and my mother.

Question 5:
How do you think the Strategy should represent the role that the non-government sector plays in improving outcomes for people with disability?

Nil input.

Question 6:
What kind of information on the Strategy’s progress should governments make available to the public and how often should this information be made available?

I think it should be shared annually.

Question 7:
What do you think of the proposal to have Targeted Action Plans that focus on making improvements in specific areas within a defined period of time (for example within one, two or three years)?

Nil input.

Question 8:
How could the proposed Engagement Plan ensure people with disability, and the disability community, are involved in the delivery and monitoring of the next Strategy?

Nil input.

Question 9:
Is there anything else you would like to share about the ideas and proposals in the position paper?

No thanks.