PSA Meets with New Minister for Disabilities

19 February 2016

The Public Service Association (PSA) met with the Hon. Leesa Vlahos, MP, Minister for Disabilities on 18 February 2016 to discuss the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). The PSA  was represented by Assistant General Secretary Natasha Brown, Chief Industrial Officer Josie Barbaro, PSA Industrial Officer Deb Snelson and PSA Worksite Representative George Getgood.

The meeting was constructive and the following key items were discussed.

Consultation and Information on Implementation of the NDIS

The PSA relayed the concerns of members regarding the uncertainty and lack of information provided to date on the NDIS reforms.

In particular, issues such as conditions of employment and transition arrangements for staff will be key matters impacting on members.

The Minister reported she is looking forward to talking to the PSA as the NDIS is rolled out, and is committed to a transparent consultation process.

Regular Meetings

The Minister is committed to meet with the PSA on a regular basis to discuss key matters of concern and an invitation was extended to meet with PSA worksite representatives.