HSU Disability Delegates take their concerns to Canberra

  • Published June 15, 2022

On the 30th of March, HSU members working in Disability Services united at Parliament House in Canberra to lobby the government to fix the NDIS.

Joining union members from other states, these members called for major renovations to the existing National Disability Insurance Scheme, taking their concerns straight to the top. There are major issues with the current scheme and it needs serious attention to make sure it works for clients receiving care, family members supporting their loved ones, and the disability support workers who go to such great lengths to care for people with disability.

“We’re here to make sure the disability sector is sustainable and to ensure a high standard of care for the most vulnerable people in the community,” said HSU delegate and disability support worker Luke. “We have to get this right.”

Luke also highlighted the importance of training and qualifications for those working in the sector.

Members met with Minister for the NDIS Bill Shorten and Dr Monique Ryan MP, telling them their direct experiences working in disability support. The MPs listened as members made the case for change.

Well done to these members for standing up and telling their stories. With their dedication and commitment, the future looks bright.

We are done waiting. The NDIS needs to be fit for purpose for clients and for disability support staff. That means reform now!